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Hailstorm Caused $4M in Damage to City in New Mexico

A small city in southeastern New Mexico is recovering after being hit with a strong hailstorm. The Hobbs News-Sun reported that Jal was struck this weekend with hailstones bigger than golf balls that caused an estimated $4 million in damage. …

Damage From Storm That Struck Colorado and Wyoming Exceeds $25M

A hail storm that struck northern Colorado and Wyoming in July has caused at least $25 million in damage to insured private property. The Greeley Tribune reported insurance professionals have deemed the July 29 storm catastrophic, which means the insured …

Weather Services Classifies Storm Near Wyoming Town as Tornado

The National Weather Service has classified the windstorm that damaged 16 homes near Gillette last weekend as a tornado. The Gillette News Record reported that the weather service says the EF-1 tornado with wind speeds nearly 100 mph struck Sunday …

Tropical Storm Darby Makes Landfall on Big Island of Hawaii: AIR

Tropical Storm Darby, which formed off the coast of Mexico on July 11, quickly reached hurricane status as it moved westward toward Hawaii finally reaching landfall on Monday, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. However, the hurricane weakened on its …

Storm Shelter Construction Begins on 1st of 20 Schools in City in Oklahoma

Construction is underway at the first of 20 Tulsa, Okla.-area schools that will receive new classroom or library additions to double as storm shelters. The Tulsa World reported that a $415 million bond package that Tulsa voters approved of in …

South Dakota City Set to Observe Tornado Anniversary

A full day of activities is planned in Delmont, S.D. on Tuesday to observe the one-year anniversary of the tornado that damaged the city. On the morning of May 10, 2015, an EF-2 tornado struck the city and damaged or …

San Antonio Storm Costliest Hail Event in Texas History

More than 110,000 vehicles and thousands of homes in Texas regions of north San Antonio and Bexar County were pelted by large hail in what will become the costliest hailstorm in Texas history, according to the Independent Insurance Agents of …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

California Wildfire Contained, Now Comes Worries About Landslides

As firefighters mopped up the remains of a wildfire on the Southern California coast, authorities turned their focus to a new concern: a landslide if rain pounds the charred hills. In a heavy rain, the denuded soil could threaten nearby …

President Signs Disaster Declaration Following Idaho Windstorm

President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Idaho due to a powerful windstorm in the northern part of the state in November and ordered federal aid. The money can be used by state, tribal, local governments and some private …