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Nearly $110M Damages From Colorado Hail, Wind, Flooding in May

Hail, wind and flooding in May caused an estimated $109.3 million in insured losses resulting from 28,442 auto and homeowners insurance claims filed, an insurance group reported on Monday. The damage estimates include 18,538 car insurance claims adding up to …

Ohio Faces Flash Flood Threat Following Rains

Flood watches were in effect across much of eastern and northern Ohio as communities recovered from several days of heavy rain and storms. The National Weather Service predicted an end to the precipitation and some falling temperatures Friday and into the …

Oklahoma Flood Control Project Completed

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett and Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management director Albert Ashwood have announced the completion of a new $2.2 million flood control project. Bartlett and Ashwood were joined by Tulsa City Councilors G.T. Bynum and Blake Ewing for …

Farmers Insurance Expects $75M in Claims from Midwest Storms

A system of severe weather moving through multiple Midwest states in early April brought tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Farmers Insurance estimates that its expected claims volume from these states will total approximately …

Record Snowfalls in Michigan Bring Threat of Flooding

A spring storm shattered seasonal snowfall records in Detroit and Flint, Mich., as melting snow and rising rivers from heavy rain threatened homes on April 15 in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The snow came after a weather roller coaster Monday, with …

Montana Governor Wants Disaster Declaration Over Flooding

Gov. Steve Bullock is asking President Barack Obama to issue a federal disaster declaration for Montana due to widespread flooding and ice jams last month. Bullock’s letter, dated Friday, explains that unusually high amounts of precipitation fell over the winter …

More State Aid Sought for Flood Control in Minot, North Dakota

Officials in the Minot, N.D., area say more state aid will be needed for an $820 million flood protection project for the Souris River Basin unless federal funds materialize. The State Water Commission developed the flood protection plan for the …

Crack In Washington Dam May Be From Water Pressure

Pressure from the water behind Wanapum Dam may have contributed to the big crack that has disrupted operations at the structure, the Grant County Public Utility District said. The cause of the crack remains unknown, but the utility said it …

Arkansas Court: Reckless Conduct Can Be ‘Malicious’ Under Law

The Arkansas Supreme Court is siding with relatives of the 20 people killed in flash floods at the Albert Pike campground in 2010, agreeing with their definition of malicious conduct under a state law. A federal judge had halted 11 …

March Flooding in Montana to be Evaluated By FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency teams have come to Montana to begin assessing damage from flooding. Ed Tinsley, of Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, told the Independent Record that the teams will be looking at only damage to public infrastructure. State …