storm News

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 …

Parts of New Mexico Crippled by Epic Snowstorm

New Mexico had to deal with the fallout of a record-breaking snowstorm that crippled parts of the state, leaving a trail of traffic accidents and shutdowns. In Albuquerque, police say officers responded to 178 weather-related accidents by 9:30 p.m. just …

Storm Damage Estimated at $500K in Northeast Nevada City

Elko County officials say the city of Carlin suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in storm damage from the high winds and snow that blew through Nevada last week. The town on Interstate 80 about 12 miles west of Elko was …

New Mexico Residents Call Agents to Deal With Hail Damage

The unusually large hail that recently pounded Las Cruces, N.M. has residents scrambling to call insurance agents over damaged roofs and dented vehicles. Saturday’s storm dropped golf ball-sized hail left Sonoma Ranch Golf Course unplayable, reported Las Cruces Sun-News reported, …

Texas Hospital Should Forfeit $32M in Ike Funds, Report States

A federal review says a Houston, Texas hospital should forfeit $32 million in government grants for Hurricane Ike recovery due to misuse of the money. Riverside General Hospital was named in the Office of Inspector General report released this week. …