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Many Still Lack Power in Los Cabos; Storm Toll Deaths at 5

Authorities in northwestern Mexico were struggling to get power back on in the resort zone of Los Cabos a week after Hurricane Odile barreled through, saying Monday that electricity had been restored to 19 percent of customers in the area. …

Typhoon Neoguri Approaches Kyushu: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Neoguri, the strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season, is slowly closing in on the west coast of Kyushu, the most southerly of Japan’s four main islands. It is …

Connecticut AG Closes Investigation Into Utility’s Storm Response

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has closed his investigation into how the state’s largest utility responded to a freak October snow storm in 2011 that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers for days. He announced Wednesday that …

UK Battered by Relentless Winter Storms, Floods: AIR Analysis

A report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide notes that “since October 2013, the United Kingdom has been experiencing a seemingly endless succession of severe winter storms that have produced multiple floods, even in areas off of floodplains. “Over 370 …

Ice Storm Knocks Out Power for Hundreds of Thousands in Northeast

Utility crews were working feverishly to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the eastern U.S. that were still in the dark and cold on Thursday after an ice storm knocked out electricity to more than …

Christmas in the Dark? Post-Storm Power Outages Linger for Thousands in Maine

Tens of thousands of utility customers in Maine may face Christmas without electricity as post-ice storm power outages continue in the region. In Maine, the Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA which delivers electricity to more than 600,000 …

Super Typhoon Haiyan Slams into Central Philippines; Millions Flee

The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land, battered the central Philippines on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses. Haiyan, …

Calgary Flood Caused Power Outages May Last Months; Insurance Coverage Minimal

Power outages in the Canadian oil capital of Calgary could last for weeks or even months, city authorities said on Sunday, as record breaking flood waters moved downstream to threaten smaller communities in southeastern Alberta. Even as officials told 65,000 …

Thunderstorms Down Trees, Power Lines in Delaware

Thunderstorms with large hail knocked down trees, flooded roads and left thousands in the dark in New Castle County in Delaware. As many as 11,000 customers lost power Monday night after the storms blew through the region. By Tuesday morning …

Lloyd’s Report Highlights Solar Storm Threat as Emerging Risk

“A large solar storm could leave tens of millions of people in North America without electrical power for several months, if not years, potentially costing trillions of dollars,” according to Lloyd’s latest emerging risks report: “Solar Storm Risk to the …