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Flood Damage in South Dakota’s Lincoln County Estimated at $2M

Officials in Lincoln County estimate recent flood damage to roads and bridges at more than $2 million, and they’re hoping for federal aid. “The damage is massive,” County Emergency Manager Harold Timmerman told the Argus Leader newspaper. Road repairs are …

Typhoon Neoguri Lashes Okinawa; Heads for Kyushu: AIR Report

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Neoguri made its closest approach to Japan’s southern Okinawa islands last night, lashing the islands with torrential rain and strong winds. The storm wind speeds were close to 180 km/h [112 mph]. …

Heat Wave, Thunderstorms Batter Europe: AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has analyzed the severe thunderstorms that pummeled western and central Europe, starting on Sunday, June 7. The storms packed “extremely strong and damaging winds, large hail, rampant lightning strikes, and heavy downpours,” AIR said. They …

Study: Due to Rising Sea Levels, Small Storms Could Produce Significant Flooding

Almost a year after Superstorm Sandy, parts of New York and New Jersey are still recovering from billions of dollars in flood damage. And a new study says that in the future, storms smaller than Sandy may be able to …

Vermont to Get More Money to Stem Future Flood Damage

Vermont is in line to receive up to an estimated $4 million in additional funding to help reduce future flood damage, and communities have just over a month to apply for the money, which can be used for such projects …

Heartbreak For Some In Colorado With No Flood Policy

Jessica Klauzer-Zimmerman and her children have been sleeping on friends’ couches since floodwaters sloshed into her Boulder townhouse – which wasn’t covered by flood insurance.“We were told we didn’t need it because we didn’t live on the flood plain,” said …

Georgia Commissioner Offers Advice in Wake of Recent Flash Flooding

With confirmed flash flooding in northern Georgia from torrential rain, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is reminding homeowners that policies for mobile or manufactured homes may include coverage for flood damage, unlike standard home policies. Owners of traditional site-built homes can …

New York Provides $16M to Some Flooded Upstate Counties

The state will provide $16 million to homeowners, business operators and farmers in five of the 12 upstate counties that were declared disaster areas after recent severe flooding but denied federal aid, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. …

More Rain Floods Vermont, 2 Drownings Prompt Warnings

With multiple drownings in fast-moving rivers in recent days, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on July 5 warned residents to be extremely cautious about trying to beat the heat at their favorite swimming hole. “That river you thought you always knew, …

Gov. Cuomo Requests Disaster Declaration for NYS After Mohawk River Flooding

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday formally requested that President Obama issue a major disaster declaration for the State of New York as a result of severe storms and major flooding that occurred on June 27 and 28. Previously, …