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FEMA Teams Assessing Storm Damage in Vermont

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Vermont assessing flood and wind damage from a recent storm. Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann requested the preliminary damage assessment to determine if the state qualifies for a federal major disaster declaration …

Tornadoes, Damaging Winds Reported in Michigan, Minnesota

The National Weather Service says a tornado ripped through a cemetery in southeastern Minnesota. The EF-1 tornado with winds of 95 mph struck Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona early Wednesday. The tornado toppled trees and damaged a building and headstones. The …

Red Flag Warnings Point to High Fire Danger for Parts of New Mexico

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are warning that parts of New Mexico are in for more windy conditions later this week and that means higher fire danger. They say a deep low pressure system in the Great Basin will …

Power Outages, Flooding Linger Following Powerful Nor’easter

Utility workers in the Northeast are racing to restore power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses days after a powerful nor-easter caused flooding and wind damage from Virginia to Maine. Conditions slowly improved on Saturday as the cleanup …

Intense Storms, Flooding Wallop California

The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died and several others were rescued from …

Q&A: Deloitte Insurance Expert Discusses Hurricane Season and Flood Insurance

Although Atlantic hurricane season ends in November, cleanup from any damage seen on the East Coast could last beyond the end of the season. Some coastal areas, such as Virginia Beach, were impacted this season, particularly by flooding. Flooding is …

Wind and Rain from Hurricane Matthew Block Roads, Cut Power in Virginia

High water and downed trees are blocking roads and tens of thousands of people are without power as southeastern Virginia cleans up after Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rain and winds. Dominion Virginia Power says more than 100,000 customers in Virginia are …

More than 60 Mature Trees Indiana Park Uprooted by Tornado

A Kokomo, Ind. official says more than 60 mature trees at the city’s Highland park were uprooted during last week’s tornado. Parks and Recreation Superintendent Randy Morris told the Kokomo Tribune most of the trees were more than 100 years …

CoreLogic Report: ‘Windy City’ Not the Windiest City

Jackson, Miss., is the windiest city in America, according to catastrophe modeling firm CoreLogic’s just released rankings of the windiest cities in the country. The CoreLogic Windy City Ranking report, which provides a national ranking of the nation’s windiest cities, …

The Winds of Change are Blowing

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Technology Tracks Wind at the Property Level, Providing More Precise Data Everyone knows Chicago is the Windy City, or is it? According to new data released by CoreLogic┬« that measures …