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Wind and Rain from Hurricane Matthew Block Roads, Cut Power in Virginia

High water and downed trees are blocking roads and tens of thousands of people are without power as southeastern Virginia cleans up after Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rain and winds. Dominion Virginia Power says more than 100,000 customers in Virginia are …

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Advises Residents in Case of Hurricane Matthew

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart is encouraging Delaware residents to take action now to prepare for potential damages and interruptions from Hurricane Matthew. Although it is too early to predict the long-term track of the storm, residents are encouraged …

Iowa Request for Federal Disaster Declaration Approved

The governor’s office says the White House has issued a presidential disaster declaration for eight Iowa counties hit hard by several storms in late August. The office of Gov. Terry Branstad said the counties are Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, …

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 …