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More Than 1,000 Properties Still Not Inspected After Alaska Quake

About 1,200 properties in the Anchorage area are waiting for damage inspections more than a month after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook south-central Alaska, city officials said. The deadline to apply for a state individual assistance grant is Jan. 29, …

Insurers Agree to Help Cover Some Connecticut Crumbling Foundation Costs

Two insurance companies have agreed to provide a total of $10.5 million to help Connecticut homeowners cover the cost of repairing and replacing crumbling foundations, officials said Tuesday. The state has reached separate agreements with The Hartford and Liberty Mutual …

Rare Tornado Touches Down in Washington, Damages Homes

A rare tornado touched down in a Seattle suburb on Tuesday, the National Weather Service confirmed. The tornado damaged several homes and toppled trees, authorities said. Based on radar imagery and video evidence, a tornado touched down south of Port …

Connecticut Court to Hear Arguments Over Crumbling Foundations Insurance

The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether homeowners’ insurance policies should cover repairs to thousands of homes with crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete. Justices will hear arguments in three cases Tuesday. An estimated 35,000 homes …

Specialist Encouraging Radon Tests for Homeowners After Alaska Quake

A state energy specialist is encouraging those affected by last month’s earthquake in south-central Alaska to retest their homes for radon. Radon is an odorless gas that has been linked to cancer. It is formed when uranium underground decays. Art …

Online Sleuthing Skills Help in Wake of California Wildfire

They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them. They are online sleuths who know how to find people, and they have been putting their skills to use in the aftermath of California’s …

No Delay for Honolulu Condo Owners to Perform Fire Safety Evaluations

A measure that would have given condominium owners two extra years to comply with a Honolulu fire safety law has been deemed lost. The Honolulu City Council failed this week to acquire enough votes to override Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto …

Storms up Avalanche Risks Across Rockies in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana

Forecasters have issued warnings of potential avalanches across the Rocky Mountains as early winter snows and ongoing storms bring on the risk of fatal accidents. Dangerous conditions were highlighted by officials over the weekend across much of Colorado, in northwest …

California Beach City Evacuated as Fire Jumps Los Angeles Freeway

California officials ordered an evacuation of the city of Malibu, an enclave for the area’s rich and famous, and told drivers to avoid a major freeway as a wildfire spread north of Los Angeles. The so-called Woolsey Fire has already …

State Help Available for Upstate New York Areas Hit by August Storms

Residents in New York’s Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region who were impacted by damaging storms and floods in August are eligible for financial help. Officials announced Friday that $13 million is available in the form of grants to homeowners …