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Utility Crews Restoring Power Across Virginia After Michael

Utility crews will be working throughout the weekend to restore power to Virginia customers affected by Tropical Storm Michael. Dominion Energy said in an outage update Saturday morning that more than 6,000 personnel were working to get power back up …

Natural Disasters in September Bring Costliest Damages to Date for 2018: Aon Report

Hurricane, flood, and earthquake damages made September the costliest month for natural catastrophes in 2018, according to a report from Aon’s Impact Forecasting team. September is typically the busiest month for tropical cyclone activity around the globe – and 2018 …

4 Small Tornadoes Confirmed in Oklahoma, 2 in Texas

The National Weather Service reported that six small tornadoes from a single storm system hit Texas and Oklahoma, including one that forced the closure of a state highway in northeastern Oklahoma for more than six hours. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol …

Global Insured Catastrophe Losses Decline to $20 Billion in H1: Swiss Re

Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters during the first half of 2018 were US$20 billion, down from US$30 billion in H1 2017, according to Swiss Re Institute’s latest sigma study. On the other hand, during the first …

Tornado Warnings in Wyoming Increasing This Year

The National Weather Service has issued more than double the number of tornado warnings in Wyoming so far this year than are typically issued. The Casper Star-Tribune reported the service has issued 51 warnings in Wyoming this year. The state …

At Least 3 Tornadoes Confirmed in Colorado

People on the plains of northeastern Colorado were cleaning up this week from a powerful storm that spawned at least three tornadoes, ripped off roofs and flipped trucks and small airplanes. No serious injuries were reported in Sunday’s storm, and …

Damage in Colorado from Severe Storm Could Include Possible Tornadoes

Trees and power lines are knocked over and small planes are flipped upside down after a severe storm, which including tornado sightings and hail, moved across the plains of northeastern Colorado. A team from the National Weather Service is in …

Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas Facing Dual Threats: Tornadoes, Wildfires

Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s historically the most active time of year for tornadoes plus wildfire threats brought on by severe …

14 Arkansas Counties Declared Disaster Areas After Storms, Floods

The Arkansas governor has issued disaster declarations for 14 counties following severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began late last month. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on March 9 declared the disasters citing damage to private property and public facilities from the …

Asia Floods Bring Economic Damages of More Than $10B in July: Aon Report

The vast majority of global natural disasters during July were the result of severe flooding across the Asian region, bringing more than $10 billion in economic damages, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development …