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Farmers Insurance Expects $75M in Claims from Midwest Storms

A system of severe weather moving through multiple Midwest states in early April brought tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Farmers Insurance estimates that its expected claims volume from these states will total approximately …

UN Climate Report Seeks ‘Clear-Cut’ Economics to Guide Actions

A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions. Authors say the report stops short of an …

Estimate of Insured Losses in North Texas Storms Reaches $300M

The storms that rolled across the Denton area in north Texas in early April are estimated to have caused $300 million in insured losses. The area was hit by softball size hail and three tornadoes. The thunderstorms erupted April 3 …

Forecasters: Illinois Twister Had Winds of Up to 190 mph

National Weather Service said a tornado that struck the central Illinois community of Washington had winds between 170 and 190 miles per hour. The meteorologists said that the storm had a preliminary rating of an EF-4. The Tazewell County storm …

Governor: Disaster Cited For Alaska Area Hit By Storms

Governor Sean Parnell has declared coastal western Alaska areas ravaged by storms state disaster zones. The governor made the announcement after meeting with residents in the Northwest Arctic Borough, Bering Straits Regional Education Attendance Area, and Lower Yukon. A series …

Disaster Declaration For New Mexico’s Santa Clara Pueblo

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for New Mexico’s Santa Clara Pueblo. Friday’s move frees up federal aid to supplement the tribe’s efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding in July. The disaster declaration provides …

Officials Fan Out For Minnesota Disaster Aid Briefings

State and federal officials are fanning out this week across 18 Minnesota counties for briefings with local leaders about available aid to recover from severe storms in late June. The contingent from Minnesota’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management …

Obama OKs Disaster Declaration for 10 Iowa Counties

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in 10 eastern Iowa counties hit by storms and flooding in June. The White House says in a news release that Obama signed the declaration Wednesday evening for Allamakee, Benton, Buchanan, …

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner to Host Recovery Roundup in Moore

State insurance officials are planning an event to help central Oklahoma residents who are still dealing with insurance issues involving May’s severe storms and tornadoes. The Oklahoma Insurance Department will host the Recovery Roundup on Aug. 17 at Southmoore High …

Midwest Pelted With Rain, Wind, Hail, Tornadoes

A massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds rolled through the Midwest on June 12 in the evening, driving people into basements for shelter, tearing down power lines and causing flooding in low-lying areas. Forecasters predicted that …