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Typhoon Halong Inundates Japan: AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide’s report on former Typhoon Halong notes that it was downgraded to a tropical storm before making its first landfall in Japan on Shikoku Island at approximately 6 a.m. Japan Standard Time (JST), 15:00 UTC on …

Vermont Seeks Flood Damage Assessment After Storm

The state of Vermont is asking officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help them determine if repairs to damage from flash flooding in the Chester area would be eligible for disaster assistance. If the damage is judged to …

Vermont Town Sees Worst Flooding Since Irene

The fire chief in Chester, Vermont, said more than 3 inches of rain fell on his community creating the worst flooding since Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont almost three years ago. Chief Matthew Wilson said the Monday flooding was “bad …

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 …