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More Than 200K Without Power Following Violent Northeastern U.S. Storms

More than 200,000 homes and businesses in eight states were without power early Monday after violent thunderstorms and heavy rains swept through the U.S. Northeast. Virginia and Pennsylvania were the hardest hit, with about 120,000 customers in the dark, according …

Heavy Rains Cause Widespread Flooding, Some Rescues in Pennsylvania

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding and prompted some evacuations and rescues in western Pennsylvania, but no major injuries were reported. Forecasters said a stalled system resulted in conditions more similar to winter than summer and dumped as much as five …

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in NYC Region, Disrupt Travel

Heavy rains caused flooding in New York City and flight delays in the region on Friday. Officials said two tracks at Penn Station were out of service Friday afternoon because of flooding and parts of the West Side Highway, along …

Wind and Rain from Hurricane Matthew Block Roads, Cut Power in Virginia

High water and downed trees are blocking roads and tens of thousands of people are without power as southeastern Virginia cleans up after Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rain and winds. Dominion Virginia Power says more than 100,000 customers in Virginia are …

Slow Moving Typhoon Koppu Kills 4 in Philippines, Displaces Thousands

Typhoon Koppu left at least four people dead in the Philippines, shutting schools and government offices, while floods and landslides continue to threaten the nation’s main Luzon Island. The slow-moving and powerful storm caused a wall to collapse in Zambales …

AIR Estimates Typhoon Chan-hom Insured Losses Less than $354 Million

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, insured losses in China from Typhoon Chan-hom are unlikely to exceed CNY 2.2 billion [$354.3 million]. “Typhoon Chan-hom made landfall in the coastal city of Zhoushan, China, on July 11, 2015, at 4:40 …

20 Indianapolis Families Displaced by Flooding

The Red Cross says about 20 families have been displaced from their Indianapolis homes after heavy rains inundated parts of Indiana. The organization said in a news release that it’s working with fire officials to provide emergency housing for 50 …

No Insurance Coverage for Idaho Homeowners After Sewers Back Up

The insurance company for the south-central Idaho city of Twin Falls says it won’t pay reimbursement costs sought by residents whose homes sustained damage when the city sewers backed up last month. The Idaho Counties Risk Management Program sent letters …

Tropical Storm Dolly Moves Ashore off Gulf of Mexico

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico’s Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes on Wednesday. The U.S. Hurricane Center said Dolly was …

Central Europe Hit by Rains, Floods and Landslides: AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has released a report on the current heavy rains and floods that have inundated large parts of Central Europe during the past several weeks, causing “some of the worst floods seen in the area in …