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Louisiana Farmers Could be Helped by $10M Program for Flood Recovery

Farmers and ranchers in 51 Louisiana parishes could be eligible for grants from a $10 million program aimed to help with recovery from last year’s flooding. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain’s office says the grants come from federal flood recovery dollars …

Minnesota Residents Use Snow Blowers to Remove Hail

Residents in suburban Minneapolis hauled out their snow blowers after a quick-moving hail storm left the area looking like winter. Hail piled up in local roads and led to flooding Sunday in Coon Rapids, prompting public works crews to use …

Smoking Materials Blamed for Massive Massachusetts Blaze

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the improper disposal of smoking materials led to a massive fire in Massachusetts that destroyed three multifamily homes and damaged several other buildings. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when a …

Fire Guts New York Bar Favored by Author Jack Kerouac

A famous New York bar once frequented by Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac has been gutted by a fire. Officials in the village of Northport on Long Island tell Newsday that the fire started around 7 a.m. Tuesday inside Gunther’s …

Connecticut Lawmakers Urged to Help Crumbling Foundation Homeowners

Regional officials are reminding state lawmakers it’s urgent this session to provide assistance to eastern and central Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations. Both the executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and chairman of a CRCOG committee …

New Hampshire Governor Requests Disaster Assistance for March Storm

New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration and provide federal emergency assistance for the blizzard and severe winter storm that happened in mid-March. Sununu said that eight of the state’s …

Lightning Wrecks Vermont Water Station, Causes Thousands in Damages

A Vermont water pump station struck by lightning earlier this month faces up to $15,000 in repair costs. Arlington Select Board Chairman Keith Squires says the lightning fried and destroyed everything in the pump house, though electricians were able to …

Residents Assess Damage After Night of Tornadoes in Central U.S.

Residents of an Oklahoma subdivision and a Wisconsin trailer park that were leveled by deadly tornadoes sifted through what remained of their homes and possessions Wednesday, even as forecasters warned of another round of powerful storms on the horizon. The …

Storms Leave Trail of Destruction in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Severe storms including tornadoes have swept through several small towns in East Texas, leaving a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes. Authorities believe as many as five people were killed and dozens injured, though they were still …

Top 3 Causes of Global Liability Claims = 60% of Value: Allianz Report

Defective product/work quality issues, crashes and human error are listed as the top causes of liability loss for businesses, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS). Collectively, these top three causes of loss for businesses account …