Some people may not be able to buy a home after December 16th. That's when the national flood insurance program is set to expire, again.
The U.S. Senate approved a bill authored by Senator David Vitter extending the flood insurance program through next may.
The bill still needs approval in the house and from the president.
In the last year, the flood insurance program has expired four times for a total of 53 days. When that happens, federal law says nobody can buy property in a flood zone.