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Swiss Re: Miami Is More Vulnerable to Hurricanes Like Andrew

Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most …

Nearly 6.9 Million US Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Total Reconstruction Cost Value is More Than $1.5 Trillion It’s no surprise that residential homes in the U.S. located along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are susceptible to damage from …

Tennessee Residents Hit by Powerful Weekend Storm Still Without Power

Officials asked for patience Wednesday from thousands of Memphis residents whose homes remained without power after a Memorial Day weekend storm lashed the Tennessee city with winds of up to 105 mph (170 kph). Antonio Parkinson and Joe Towns, two …

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 …

Six Months Later, Hurricane Flood Victims Still Recovering in Virginia

In the months since Hurricane Matthew, Dawn Sawyer has watched her 9-year-old, Sam, bite his nails down to “nubs.” She’s never seen him do that before. As Sam remembers it, he slept right through the storm. He knows the water …

Judge Gets High-Stakes New Jersey Dune Wars Case

A judge will consider a high-stakes, multimillion-dollar battle over whether a wealthy New Jersey shore enclave can opt out of a protective sand dune plan in an area devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Both sides in the lawsuit brought by oceanfront …

U.S. Blizzard Grounds Flights, Raises Power as Trump Tweets

A late-winter storm is about to bury the eastern U.S. in snow. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights, wholesale power prices surged and natural gas futures rallied as the storm prepared to spin up the Atlantic Coast, threatening New York …

At Least 6 Twisters Slam Areas Southwest of Houston

Residents of areas southwest of Houston are cleaning up debris after severe storms, including at least six tornadoes, swept through the area on Feb. 14. At least six people were injured in Van Vleck, about 70 miles southwest of Houston, …

President Trump Declares Disaster in Oregon from Storm

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Oregon from a severe winter storm and flooding in December. The White House says Trump ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts. The White House said …

Georgia Estimates $30M in Insured Losses from Early January Storm

A violent storm that hit southwest Georgia at the start of the year, killing at least one person, is estimated to have caused $30 million in insured losses, according to the state’s insurance office. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said damage …