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Flooding from Montana River Receding, But is Expected to Rise Again

Montana’s Clark Fork River near Missoula is receding after it crested at the highest level in a century and swept trees, trailers and other dangerous debris downstream. Residents aren’t out of danger yet. The National Weather Service forecasts the river …

Massachusetts Regulators Probe Uber Pricing During Storm

Massachusetts regulators are investigating whether ride-hailing company Uber violated state law by increasing prices during a powerful storm in March. The Boston Herald reports that the Department of Public Utilities, which oversees ride-hailing apps, sent Uber a letter last month …

U.S. March Storms Cost Economy $3B; Argentina, Uruguay Drought $4B: Aon Report

A series of winter storms and severe weather in the United States during March brought economic damages of US$3 billion, with public and private insurers covering roughly two-thirds of the cost, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon …

Climate Change Worsens Effects of Natural Disasters, Costing Farmers Billions of Dollars

Natural disasters from droughts to floods are costing farmers in poorer countries billions of dollars a year in lost crops and livestock, and it’s getting worse thanks to climate change. Agricultural losses from weather events in developing nations totaled $96 …

14 Arkansas Counties Declared Disaster Areas After Storms, Floods

The Arkansas governor has issued disaster declarations for 14 counties following severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began late last month. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on March 9 declared the disasters citing damage to private property and public facilities from the …

Northeast Digging Out from Deep Snow as Power Outages Continue

The Northeast is digging out from its second powerful nor’easter in less than a week that left behind some areas with more than 2 feet of snow, hundreds of thousands without power, school closures and travel chaos. Some places saw …

California OKs New Private Flood Insurance Product

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a new private flood insurance product The residential product, which Jones announced the approval of on Tuesday, is provided by American National Property and Casualty Co. The new entry into the private flood …

Power Outages, Flooding Linger Following Powerful Nor’easter

Utility workers in the Northeast are racing to restore power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses days after a powerful nor-easter caused flooding and wind damage from Virginia to Maine. Conditions slowly improved on Saturday as the cleanup …

California Governor OKs Safety Bill Prompted by Dam Crisis

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that seeks to beef up dam inspections following a near disaster that caused the evacuation of almost 200,000 people living downstream from the tallest one in the United States. The measure implements several …

Midwest Battered by Deadly, Damaging Storms

Sandbags were holding back floodwaters in parts of Michigan as a storm system moved across several Midwest and Great Plains states on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain, snow and ice to the region. The weather has already been blamed for hundreds …