Southeast storms 2018 News

Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee Deal with Major Flooding

Flash floods trapped people in homes and vehicles in north Alabama on Wednesday, as heavy rain in Mississippi caused flash flooding that inundated about 100 homes and 25 businesses and one person died and emergency shelters were opened after heavy …

Florida Insurance Chief Warns of AOB Scams as Storm Gordon Lingers Over Gulf Coast

Florida’s top insurance regulator has issued a warning to residents facing damage from Tropical Storm Gordon, the first major storm to impact the state in the 2018 Hurricane Season. Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier, an outspoken critic of ongoing assignment …

Damage Reported in Mississippi City Hit by EF1 Tornado

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit the central Mississippi city of Madison. The agency, in a Twitter post Saturday, said a survey team confirmed Friday’s damage was the result of an EF1 tornado. Several trees were snapped along …

Possible Tornado Damages Homes Along Georgia Coast

Emergency officials say a possible tornado has left a trail of damage on the Georgia coast. No injuries were reported after a funnel cloud was spotted Friday afternoon on Whitemarsh Island, east of Savannah. The Chatham County Emergency Management Agency …

Frontline Insurance Secures First Cat Bond of $350M for Southeast Storms

Swiss Re Capital Markets has structured and placed the issuance of $350 million of insurance-linked securities by Frontline Re Ltd. on behalf of Frontline Insurance. The transaction is Frontline’s debut catastrophe bond and covers named storms in Alabama, Florida, North …

Tornado Confirmed in Eastern Alabama

The National Weather Service says a tornado toppled trees and damaged homes in Opelika in eastern Alabama. Al.com reports it was an EF-0 tornado with winds of 85 miles per hour that touched down on Saturday evening. No injuries have …

2 Tornadoes Knock Out Power for 20K People in Kentucky

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes during severe storms in Kentucky that toppled trees and power lines. The weather service in Louisville says storms on Friday produced an EF-1 tornado in Hart County and an EF-0 tornado in …

Alabama Storms Cause 1 Death, Widespread Outages

Storms that swept across Alabama with powerful winds left thousands of people without power and are being blamed for one death. The Storm Prediction Center and news outlets report that a man died in the east Alabama city of Lineville …

Alabama Mobile Home Uprooted by Possible Tornado

A possible tornado tore through a northern Alabama county, uprooting and destroying a mobile home and leaving two adults and two children with minor injuries. Cullman County Assistant Emergency Management Director Scott McDonald says it happened in the unincorporated community …

North Carolina Farmers Begin Tallying Flood Losses from Alberto

Farmers in western North Carolina are adding up their losses after the heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto. Hendersonville farmer Randy Edmundson thinks about 70 of his 110 acres (44 hectares) are under water after the storms. Edmundson told the …