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State Farm: Georgia Files Most Lightning Strike Claims

State Farm says Georgia residents file the most claims for lightning strikes in the country. The insurer’s officials told WSB-TV that it paid more than $16 million for lightning-related claims in 2014. The owner of Labeled Lightning Protection Inc., Reagan …

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 …

Southern California Wildfires Prompt Evacuations

Several structures are being threatened by one of more than 50 wildfires in the Southern California area of Kern County. The fires, which were sparked by lightning strikes, are segretated in three main areas of Kern, according to the Kern …