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Repairs Ongoing from Early June Hailstorm in Nebraska

The severe thunderstorms that spawned large hail and strong winds earlier this month left a lasting mark on many Nebraska communities. Aaron Volkman tells the Norfolk Daily News it will take weeks or even months to repair all the damage …

Minor Injuries, Damage From 8 Colorado Twisters

Several tornadoes touched down as a line of severe thunderstorms swept through Colorado on Sunday, with one of the twisters hitting near a junior golf tournament and injuring a caddy. Six of the tornadoes struck in northeast Colorado, while two …

Colorado Governor Signs Law Giving $18M to 2012 Fire Victims

Victims of a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state will receive about $18 million in liability payments with a bill that’s been signed into law. The legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper identifies nearly two dozen …

California Chicken Plant Sues Orkin Over Cockroaches

A Central California chicken-processing plant has filed a lawsuit against a pest-control company over a cockroach infestation that caused the plant to close for two weeks. The Modesto Bee reported that Foster Farms in Livingston filed a lawsuit last month …

Technology Changing Perceptions of Tornadoes, Damages

Experts say that advances in technology, particularly social media, are changing how people watch for severe weather and how quickly images of the damage can be shared. John Robinson, the warning coordinator for the National Weather Service’s Little Rock office, …

Falling Mirror Prompts Woman to Sue Oregon Yoga Studio

A Portland, Ore. woman is suing her yoga studio and a glass company after she suffered serious injuries when a mirror fell on her during class. Lindsey Eltinge said she had her eyes closed when the mirror fell in January, …

Arkansas Governor: $68.7M in Damage Claims Following Tornadoes

The office of Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says $68.7 million in damage claims have been filed for individual and commercial entities in Faulkner, Pulaski, Randolph and White Counties following the April 27 tornadoes. The tornadoes are blamed for 16 deaths …

West, Texas School District Suing Insurers over Fertilizer Blast Damages

The West, Texas, school district is suing its insurers, saying the two sides are $23 million apart on the costs of rebuilding buildings after last year’s devastating plant explosion. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the West schools filed their lawsuit …

San Diego Fires Took More Than 40 Homes

Officials say at least 47 homes were destroyed during last week’s outbreak of nearly a dozen wildfires in San Diego County. State fire officials said Sunday at least 39 homes in the suburb of San Marcos were destroyed. Another eight …

Opinion: 1 Year Later, Moore Is Study in Resilience

One year ago today, a deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., making it the third most violent storm in less than 15 years to pummel the small city, which was struck by an EF5 tornado in 1999, and an …