The Mississippi Press, 9/13/7

The National Association of Home Builders has thrown its support behind federal legislation that would extend federal flood insurance coverage to include wind-related damage.

On Saturday, the joint executive board of the association unanimously approved a resolution in support of the multiple peril insurance option in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Plan, which currently covers more than 5 million policyholders. The resolution was written by the Gulf Coast branch of the association in Gulfport and was presented by the state association.