WASHINGTON–George Dale, Mississippi’s outgoing insurance commissioner said he believes partisan politics in the U.S. Senate will derail House legislation passed last week adding wind coverage to the National Flood Insurance Program.

In an interview, Mr. Dale also said until Hurricane Katrina in 2005 he had not known that homeowners policies in Mississippi contained so-called “anti-concurrent” language, specifying that if any part of a loss stems from a source that is not covered by the policy, like flood, then the insurer is not liable for any part of the loss.

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