The National Flood Insurance Program continues to stay alive, this time with a short extension as a result of the House of Representatives’ approval of a stopgap funding measure that will keep the government “open for business” until next Tuesday.

The NFIP was slated to lapse Friday, but the Senate had already voted to extend the NFIP through November 18. According to procedure, the full House is not able to consider the longer Senate funding bill until next Tuesday. A five-year extension passed the House, but the full Senate has not yet approved its version of the extension.

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