The Government Accountability Office put a damper on a House proposal to add wind damage to the National Flood Insurance Program, warning Congress such an expansion of coverage could break the NFIP financially and operationally, according to a report obtained by National Underwriter.

Language to add wind protection to NFIP is contained in a House flood insurance reform bill, H.R. 3121, which passed last Sept. 27. The Senate approved a different measure this week to renew and reform the flood program that does not include the wind coverage provision.

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