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Vermont State Agency Offers to Assist Residents After Rare Tornado

State officials in Vermont say they’re ready to assist residents with insurance claims as they cleanup and rebuild following Friday’s tornado, which injured at least two people. The state Department of Financial Regulation said Saturday that residents who experienced property …

Tornado Touches Down in Vermont, Injuring at Least Two

A tornado with an estimated wind speed of 110 mph touched down in Vermont on Friday afternoon, injuring at least two people. A statement from the National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont, says the tornado threw a barrel into a …

Gale-Force Winds, Rain and Snow Lash Much of Northeastern U.S.

Gale-force winds lashed much of the northeastern U.S. on Monday, prompting tornado watches and flash-flood warnings. “Hold on to your hats!” the National Weather Service in Boston tweeted as gusts exceeding 50 mph and heavy rainfall bore down on a …

Heavy Rain in Pennsylvania Prompts Rescues, Wind Damages Hospital Day Care

High winds partially tore the roof off a day care center on the grounds of a suburban Philadelphia hospital, injuring four children, as heavy rains flooded rivers and streams, prompting water rescues, evacuation calls and a search for a young …

Subrogation Waiver in Construction Contract Upheld by Wisconsin Court

A subrogation waiver in a construction contract blocks an insurer’s claim against a contractor whose alleged shoddy construction caused the collapse of a barn that cost more than $600,000 to replace, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in a split decision. …

New York State Deploys More Than 800K Sandbags Along Lake Ontario

New York state says it has deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet of temporary dams in eight counties along Lake Ontario in preparation for potential flooding. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that officials are concerned …

Utility Crews Work to Restore Power to Thousands in Pennsylvania After Winds

Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of Pennsylvania customers following high winds that roared through the commonwealth, knocking down trees and power lines. PPL Electric reported more than 20,000 customers without power and said crews were responding …

More Than 65K Power Outages Reported in Upstate New York

More than 65,000 power outages have been reported in upstate New York after high winds rattled the region. Syracuse.com says 5,000 utility workers have been mobilized upstate. WGRZ in Buffalo said lake-effect snow combined with wind gusting to 60 mph …

High Winds Down Trees, Power Lines, Cut Power to Thousands in Pennsylvania

High winds have been bringing down trees and power lines in western Pennsylvania, leaving tens of thousands of utility customers without power. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning covering many areas of the commonwealth into Monday with …

Third Nor’easter Fouls Roads, Moods as Millions Face Cleanup

The third major storm in two weeks has lashed the Northeast with hurricane-force winds, heavy snow and widespread power outages and now millions of people are facing yet another cleanup. The storm on Tuesday buried some towns beneath 2 feet …