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Storm Damage Causes Toyota Plant in Texas to Halt Production

A Toyota Motor Corp. assembly plant in San Antonio that makes Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks has suspended production due to storm damage from a system that dumped up to four inches of rain. Toyota spokesman Mario Lozoya says the plant …

South Carolina Lawmakers Override Governor’s Farm Aid Veto

With dozens of farmers in the lobby and lawmakers cheering every speech, the South Carolina House on Tuesday voted to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a bill offering $40 million in state aid to farmers who lost their crops …

South Carolina Governor Vetoes $40M Flood Aid Bill for Farmers

Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed a bill Monday that would send $40 million in aid to South Carolina farmers, saying farmers may complain loudly, but don’t need a bailout that isn’t being offered to all small businesses. The veto sets up …

Flood Aid Bill for South Carolina Farmers Headed to Governor

A bill to give $40 million to South Carolina farmers who lost much of their crops in last year’s massive floods is on its way to a showdown with the governor. The House voted 85-2 Wednesday to agree to the …

South Carolina Senate Approves $40M Farmer Flood Aid

The Senate has approved a bill providing $40 million to South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall’s flooding. Senators voted 33-3 Thursday on legislation allowing farmers in disaster-declared counties to apply for up to $100,000 in grants covering up to …

Allstate Racks Up Big March Losses from Southwestern Hailstorms

The Allstate Corp. this week announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of March of $638 million pre-tax, and an estimated $827 million pre-tax for first quarter 2016, in the wake of severe hailstorms in the Southwestern and Southern U.S. Catastrophe losses …

Mid-Month Storms Caused 4 Twisters in Alabama

The National Weather Service says four tornadoes touched down throughout south Alabama when severe storms hit the state Feb. 16. Officials say damage surveys after the storms showed that tornadoes ranging between EF0 and EF1 in strength touched down in …

Tornadoes Batter Multiple Southeast States

Weather service experts are assessing damage from storms that caused problems in several Southeast states. At least six south Alabama counties suffered damage from storms on Monday. The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Department was heavily damaged in Conecuh County near Castleberry. …

South Carolina Lawmakers Seek to Provide $40M in Aid to Farmers Hit by Flood

South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall’s flooding could get up to $40 million in state aid to stay afloat under legislation advanced Wednesday to the House floor. The legislation approved 21-0 by the Ways and Means Committee allows farmers …

Tornadoes, Heavy Rain Cause Damage in 10 Mississippi Counties

At least two tornadoes and heavy rainstorms in Mississippi destroyed a mobile home, partially tore a roof off a house, and left a truck driver injured after he drove into a downed tree, state officials said Wednesday. National Weather Service …