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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. …

Hail Damage Claims from Montana Crops on The Rise

State officials say damage claims for Montana crops due to hail are nearly double what they’ve been in recent years. The Billings Gazette reported the state Department of Agriculture’s Walt Anseth says farmers submitted 200 insurance claims from January to …

June 17 North Dakota Storm Damages Adding Up, Regulators Say

The North Dakota Department of Insurance reported that the Bismarck/Mandan-area storm that occurred on June 17 is developing into one of the largest claim events for 2016 in state, which has experienced several severe weather events this spring. So far, …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

New Mexico Residents Call Agents to Deal With Hail Damage

The unusually large hail that recently pounded Las Cruces, N.M. has residents scrambling to call insurance agents over damaged roofs and dented vehicles. Saturday’s storm dropped golf ball-sized hail left Sonoma Ranch Golf Course unplayable, reported Las Cruces Sun-News reported, …

Montana Thunderstorm Results in Crop Damage, Power Outages

A strong thunderstorm that blew across northern Montana over the weekend brought strong winds and large hail that caused property and crop damage and power outages along a 300-mile stretch of the state from Cut Bank to Fort Peck, officials …

Nevada Tornado Damages Businesses and Homes

A tornado ripped through the Nevada town of Hawthorne on Friday afternoon, damaging homes and businesses, causing scattered power outages and temporarily shutting down a highway, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The 3:30 p.m. tornado touched down east of …

Damage Reported in 6 Kansas Counties Following Storms

Storms that packed at least nine confirmed tornadoes, hail and heavy rain left behind damage in Kansas counties but no fatalities or major injuries. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management said in a news release that the storm moved from …

State of Emergency Declared in Oklahoma Following Severe Storms, Tornados

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of severe storms that swept across the state on May 6 bringing tornados, high winds, hail and flooding. At least 39 tornados were reported to have touched ground yesterday. …

NWS Confirms at Least 8 Twisters Touched Down in Texas

A band of tornadoes that swept across parts of rural Texas over the weekend flattened buildings, tore the roofs off other structures and forced people to rush for shelter, the National Weather Service said. National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop …