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Obama Signs Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for areas of Oklahoma affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in early May. The declaration signed on May 26 makes federal funding available to individuals whose property was damaged …

Hail Claim Litigation Bill Dies in Texas House

With the legislative session winding down in Texas, a measure sought by the insurance industry that its proponents say would help rein in litigation related to property insurance claims has died in the House of Representatives. Passed by the Senate on …

Farmers in Arkansas Expect Losses from Flooding

Farmers across Arkansas are still weathering a series of spring showers that have flooded fields, smothered crops and swept away cattle. Since March 1, between 12 to 18 inches of rain has fallen across the Arkansas River basin, according to …

Oklahoma Roads in Bad Shape After Record Rainfall, Flooding

Record-smashing rainfall and torrential flooding that hammered Oklahoma in May has likely caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage to roads and bridges across the state, although official estimates won’t be available for weeks. While the visual image of powerful …

Government Emergency Response Tested by Texas Storms

Deadly severe weather in Texas over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing. Crews …

Page Joins Southwest Risk as VP, Broker in Dallas

Southwest Risk LP has added Robin Page as a vice president and broker in the company’s Dallas office. Page began his insurance career with Chubb in 1973 as a property, inland marine and package underwriter in Dallas. He also has worked …

Texas Lawmaker: Not so Fast on Limiting Media Access to Records

The Texas lawmaker who wanted to bar media access to the names of people involved in traffic accidents now says it probably won’t survive a court challenge and will likely be dropped. The Senate approved the measure late on May …

Bill Allows Concealed Handguns on Texas College Campus

Texas lawmakers passed a bill allowing faculty and students to carry concealed handguns inside classrooms on public college campuses. The legislation, approved over opposition from university officials, prevents schools from establishing their own rules banning guns, though under a last-minute …

Damage Assessments Begin as Texas Flooding Recedes

Thousands of Texans are in the process of repairing vehicles and cleaning homes of flood water and debris after massive rainstorms inundated many parts of the state. Insurance adjusters are meeting with homeowners to assess the damage to both the …

Deadly Storms Leave Devastation Behind in South Central States

Massive storm systems that pushed through the South Central United States and northern Mexico over the Memorial Day weekend have left behind a path of devastation and destruction. A tornado raged through a Mexico border city shortly after daybreak on …

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