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Federal Disaster Aid Coming to 18 New York Counties Hit by Storm

Federal disaster aid is coming to 18 upstate New York counties that endured severe thunderstorms and flooding on Halloween, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Friday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide public assistance funding to the …

Plane Carrying Four Crashes Off Coast of New York’s Long Island, Two Bodies Recovered

A small plane carrying four people crashed off the coast of New York’s Long Island on Saturday, officials said. Two bodies had been recovered from the crash scene about a mile and a half south of East Hampton as of …

7 Florida Homes Struck by Lightning During Severe Thunderstorm

Lightning struck seven homes in Florida, causing extensive damage to at least two of them during a severe thunderstorm. Niceville Fire Chief Tommy Mayville tells the News Herald firefighters were kept busy Thursday night as call after call for help …

AIR Worldwide Launches Severe Thunderstorm Model for Australia

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced it has released a severe thunderstorm model for Australia, which captures all three sub-perils – hail, tornado and straight-line wind – to help companies assess and manage severe thunderstorm risk. The AIR Severe …

Two Twisters in New Jersey Leave Mess, No Injuries Reported

Two tornadoes touched down in a New Jersey community as severe thunderstorms roared through the state, weather forecasters said. The first tornado hit Howell Township around 7:20 a.m. Saturday, while the second touched down about six minutes later, the National …

Insured Nat Cat Losses 31% Below Average During 2015: Aon Benfield Report

Global natural disasters in 2015 caused a combined total insured loss of $35 billion – 31 percent below the 15-year average of $51 billion and the lowest annual insured loss total since 2009, said a report issued by Impact Forecasting, …

First Half-Year Economic, Insured Cat Losses Below Average: Impact Forecasting

In its latest report Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team states: “Global natural disaster losses during the first half of 2015, from both an economic and insured loss perspective, were each below the 10-year (2005-2014) average. “Preliminary data …

Lowest Insured Losses since 2009: Impact Forecasting Climate and Cat Report

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has released its Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during 2014. The report concludes that 258 separate global natural disasters …