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Flash Floods Tear Through Towns in SW France, Killing at Least 7 People

Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning streams into raging torrents that authorities said killed at least seven people and seriously injured five others. Some people had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes …

Natural Disasters in September Bring Costliest Damages to Date for 2018: Aon Report

Hurricane, flood, and earthquake damages made September the costliest month for natural catastrophes in 2018, according to a report from Aon’s Impact Forecasting team. September is typically the busiest month for tropical cyclone activity around the globe – and 2018 …

Congress OKs Disaster Fix to Aid Louisiana Flood Victims

Legislation headed to President Donald Trump’s desk could help thousands of Louisiana flood victims. The U.S. Senate gave final passage this week to a package of federal disaster policy changes, included in a bill authorizing spending for federal aviation programs. …

Arizona Dam Could Fail And Flood Village, Officials Warn

An earthen dam in Arizona’s southern desert could fail and flood a small village because the lake behind it is swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa, officials said this week. Ali Chuk, a Native American community …

Remnants of Tropical Storm Causes Flooding, Traps Arizona Cars

Remnants of a tropical storm drenched parts of the desert Southwest this week, trapping some drivers on swamped streets of Phoenix, Ariz. as authorities prepared for possible flash flooding in the state, central Utah and elsewhere. Rosa, a hurricane that …

Airport Operators Take Action Against Rising Seas, Powerful Storms as Climate Changes

Global airport operators, faced with rising sea levels and more powerful storms as the climate changes, are starting to invest in measures including higher runways, seawalls and better drainage systems to future-proof immovable assets. In early September, a seawall at …

Virginia Insurers ‘Actively Preparing’ for Florence; State’s Top 10 Home Insurers

The Virginia Bureau of Insurance says it is “confident that insurers are actively preparing for this storm” as the potential impact of Hurricane Florence is anticipated in the state. “The Bureau’s focus is first – to encourage everyone to prepare …

N.J. Governor Murphy Urges Safety as Hurricane Florence Approaches East Coast

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and emergency officials urged caution Tuesday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast even though the worst effects of the storm are expected to miss the state. Murphy even jokingly channeled former Gov. Chris Christie’s …

Low-Level Airports at Risk from Flooding by Rising Sea Levels: Opinion

The sight of a flooded Kansai International Airport and 3,000 stranded people after Typhoon Jebi slammed into southern Japan this week should be a warning to the world’s infrastructure investors. Airports have been a highly rated asset class over the …

Vermont Electric Co-Op Gets $1.7M for Storm Damage Repair

The Vermont Electric Co-Operative is getting a federal grant to help repair 54 transformers and nearly 2,900 miles of transmission and line poles damaged by a severe storm and flooding last October. The $1.7 million grant from the Federal Emergency …