storm damage News

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 …

South Carolina Slammed by Weekend Storm

A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina – cutting power to thousands, forcing hundreds of water rescues and closing “too many roads to name” because of floodwaters. Early Sunday, emergency management officials sent …

Lake Michigan Storm Clean Up Continues

Crews are working to clean up debris that was strewn along Lake Michigan during a storm last week. Strong winds blew tree trunks, branches, tires, wooden pallets, ladders and other items across beaches in Michigan and Indiana on Oct. 31. …

Weather Service: Straight-Line Wind Damaged South Dakota Manufacturing Facility

The National Weather Service says a storm that damaged a manufacturing facility in southeastern South Dakota was the result of straight-line wind and not a tornado. The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reports that the facility west of Irene was …

ACE Recreational Marine Introduces Policy Discount for Safety-Concious Boat Owners

ACE Recreational Marine, a nationwide recreational marine insurance provider and part of ACE Group, has introduced an optional endorsement that waives coverage for storm surge damage for those boat owners who are willing to move their vessels out of harm’s …

St. Louis’ Lambert Airport Dealing with Storm Damage Again

For the second time in two years, Lambert Airport in St. Louis is cleaning up after a storm caused significant damage to Missouri’s largest airport. Strong storms, including tornadoes, ripped through the St. Louis region on the night of May …