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Museum in Indiana Exhibit Explains Why Natural Disasters Occur

Natural disasters can strike at any time, often without warning, and devastate cities, regions, states and countries. Nature Unleashed, a new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, aims to help Hoosiers understand why tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions …

U.S. Weather in March to Cost Insurers More than $2 Billion: Aon

Four severe weather outbreaks in the U.S. throughout March led to extensive damage in the central and eastern parts of the country, costing the insurance industry in excess of US$2.0 billion, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon …

Weather Events in U.S., Australia Cost Insurers $1B+ in February: Aon

Insurers face claims of more than US$1.0 billion as a result of severe weather events in the U.S. and Australia during February, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. The report discussed the …

Hundreds of Homes, Businesses Damaged by Storms in Midwest

A severe storm system has pummeled parts of the Midwest with tornadoes, huge hailstones and powerful winds, damaging nearly 500 buildings and injuring a dozen people in one Missouri city. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, received reports of …

Severe U.S. Weather During January Cost Insurers More Than $1B: Aon

Major weather and flood events in the U.S. during January will cost the insurance industry more than $1 billion as tornadoes hit a 17-year high, according a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. The most …

Families Remember Deadly North Texas Tornado

Kenneth and Natasha Briggs and their four children had avoided the area near the Bush Turnpike and Interstate 30 in spite of, and because of, what it had done to form their family. This week, however, Natasha sat front and …

Western Kansas Saw 3 Brief Tornadoes Seen On Christmas Day

Three tornadoes were reported in Kansas on Christmas Day, causing some damage but no injuries, the National Weather Service confirmed. The Dodge City office of the weather service said the first tornado was reported six miles southeast of Bucklin Sunday …

Volunteers in Oregon Gather to Assess Damage from Tornado on Coast

Volunteers who worked to keep residents safe when a tornado ripped through a coastal Oregon town are now assessing the damage. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that no one was hurt or killed by the tornado that ripped through Manzanita late last …

Weather Service: Tornados Touch Down Hundreds of Miles Apart in Utah

Two tornados touched down hundreds of miles apart in Utah, damaging about two dozen buildings and knocking out power to thousands of people, the National Weather Service Confirmed. The severe weather on Thursday also flooded streets and dropped golf-ball-sized hail …

Consortium and Kansas County Announce Drone Emergency Response Deal

The Property Drone Consortium and emergency managers for Marion County, Kan. announced a public-private partnership under which the consortium will provide the county with an unmanned aerial system, sensor and resources. The county plans to deploy the system in the …