Opinion: Expanding flood program would encourage risky development

03/26/2008 | Roanoke Times (Va.), The

A proposal to expand the National Flood Insurance Program to cover wind damage would encourage development in areas prone to severe storms, the Roanoke Times editorial board writes. It would also force taxpayers who live inland to assume risks taken by residents who live in coastal areas, the board writes. "If anything, the federal government should be moving out of the flood insurance business, not expanding into hurricane coverage," the board writes.

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