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New Wisconsin Law Aims to Protect Against ‘Storm Chasers’

There’s a new state law that aims to protect homeowners against unscrupulous contractors who offer to repair the sort of storm damage that occurred last week in southern Wisconsin. The law’s provisions seem to protect insurance companies as much as …

New Missouri Laws Expand Paperless Options, Insurance Protections

Under new laws signed by Gov. Jay Nixon, Missourians now have more paperless options when receiving policy information from their insurance companies, and commercial property owners will see expanded insurance protections, the Missouri Department of Insurance announced. House Bill 1079 …

Storm Chasing Critical, Profitable and Dangerous

While most people take shelter when a tornado approaches, a growing throng heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister’s fury or amateurs armed with little more than a smartphone, a digital camera …

Oklahoma Tornadoes Take 13 Lives Including 3 Storm Chasers

Three storm chasers were among 13 people killed by tornadoes that rampaged through central Oklahoma on Friday, underscoring the high risk of tracking tornadoes and forcing the media to rethink how they cover deadly twisters. Tim Samaras, 55, a leading …

Midwest AGs Go After Storm-Chasing Roofing Companies

The attorneys general of Illinois, Kansas and Ohio are targeting storm-chasing roofing companies in their states with legal actions. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against a Chicago-area home repair firm for allegedly failing to complete contracted projects …

Indiana Emergency Officials to Storm Chasers: Stay Home

The recent outbreak of severe weather in Kansas had storm chasers out in full force. So many of them, in fact, that emergency officials everywhere are taking notice, and putting out warnings. In Indiana, Delaware County Emergency Management Agency Director …