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$352.8M in Damage from July Hailstorm in Colorado

The July 28 hailstorm that hit Colorado Springs was the sixth-most damaging event in Colorado history. The Gazette reported that according to an insurance industry trade group the storm earned $352.8 million in claims for damage to homes and vehicles. …

Weather Service: Flash Floods Pushed Cars off California Desert Highway

The National Weather Service says vehicles were washed off a Southern California desert highway as a band of thunderstorms led to powerful flash flooding. The weather service says the flooding was reported Monday evening on State Route 95 near Interstate …

Damage From Storm That Struck Colorado and Wyoming Exceeds $25M

A hail storm that struck northern Colorado and Wyoming in July has caused at least $25 million in damage to insured private property. The Greeley Tribune reported insurance professionals have deemed the July 29 storm catastrophic, which means the insured …

Wildfire Destroys More than 100 Homes in Northern California

A wildfire stuck a Northern California town still recovering from a massive fire nearly a year ago, destroying more than 100 homes and forcing thousands to flee, authorities said Monday. Gusts kicked up flames on Sunday and the fire tore …

Weather Services Classifies Storm Near Wyoming Town as Tornado

The National Weather Service has classified the windstorm that damaged 16 homes near Gillette last weekend as a tornado. The Gillette News Record reported that the weather service says the EF-1 tornado with wind speeds nearly 100 mph struck Sunday …

Series of Small Quakes Hit Rural Northern California Area

A series of small earthquakes rattled a rural area of Northern California overnight. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.7 quake struck at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday about 20 miles east of Janesville in Lassen County. It was followed within minutes …

Wildfires Threaten Homes in Central California

Crews contended with blistering temperatures Monday as they tried to beat back a wildfire that burned rural homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in California’s Central Valley, while cooler weather gave firefighters a break as they battled a 10-day-old blaze …

Tourism Decline in California’s Scenic Big Sur Sparked by Wildfire

Lodge managers and cafe owners along California’s dramatic Big Sur coast were looking at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just …

Containment on Massive California Wildfire Increases

Containment has increased on a wildfire north of Los Angeles, which has grown to more than 58 square miles. Officials report the blaze is 25 percent surrounded as of today, and most of the evacuation orders affecting 10,000 homes were lifted …

Tropical Storm Darby Makes Landfall on Big Island of Hawaii: AIR

Tropical Storm Darby, which formed off the coast of Mexico on July 11, quickly reached hurricane status as it moved westward toward Hawaii finally reaching landfall on Monday, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. However, the hurricane weakened on its …