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Lake Michigan Storm Clean Up Continues

Crews are working to clean up debris that was strewn along Lake Michigan during a storm last week. Strong winds blew tree trunks, branches, tires, wooden pallets, ladders and other items across beaches in Michigan and Indiana on Oct. 31. …

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo Bring Rain, Wind to Europe

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo battered Ireland and the United Kingdom with locally damaging winds and downpours on Monday night and Tuesday. Widespread wind gusts of 65 to 90 kph (40 to 55 mph) were reported across Ireland and the …

Northern Missouri Hit by Heavy Rains, Tornadoes

A heavy rain storm has left much of northern Missouri facing low-level flooding and cleaning up mostly minor damage caused by tornadoes and high winds. The National Weather Service says 10 inches of rain was reported in Sullivan County near …

Semitrailer Wrecks in Texas Panhandle Caused by High Winds

Texas authorities say strong winds in the Texas Panhandle have caused the rollovers of two highway semitrailers. A Department of Public Safety spokesman tells the Amarillo Globe-News that two people were injured in a wreck Sunday afternoon near Goodnight. Another …

Typhoon Neoguri to Skirt Okinawa; Nears Kyushu Landfall: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, at about 6:30 am local time today, Typhoon Neoguri—the strongest typhoon to date in 2014—is “roaring toward Japan with sustained winds of 180 km/hr [112 mph] and gusts above 250 km/h [155 mph].” …

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 …

Storm Caused $2M in Damage to Wichita Schools

School district officials in Wichita, Kan., say a violent storm that swept through the city last weekend caused extensive damage to several schools. The Wichita Eagle reports district officials estimate the total damage at $2 million. Insurance is expected to …

Illinois Lawmakers Seek Disaster Declaration in 16 Counties

Illinois’ congressional delegation has asked President Obama to add 16 Illinois counties to the list of those eligible to receive disaster aid after last month’s flooding. The letter was sent to support a similar request by Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn …

High Winds Tear Through Central Texas

Central Texas was buffeted with winds in excess of 60 mph on Monday and the damage continues to be assessed. Homeowners are urged to contact their insurance agent or company if they have sustained roof damage. Insurance agents from the …