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Irma Fades While Jose Eyes $19 Trillion in Property

Don’t underestimate Jose. The meteorological gods seem to be working against the hurricane as Irma’s successor lumbers over the Atlantic Ocean. But it’s so far out – more than 960 miles from New York – that it’s too soon to …

Many Harvey Flood Victims Will Have to Pay Out of Pocket for Home Repairs

Homeowners suffering flood damage from Harvey are more likely to be on the hook for losses than victims of prior storms – a potentially crushing blow to personal finances and neighborhoods along the Gulf Coast. Insurance experts say only a …

When Perils Combine – Concurrent Causation and Texas Law

Hurricane Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit the Texas coast in over 55 years. Like all hurricanes, in some locations Harvey produced strong winds causing wind uplift and projectile property damage. Such damage was widespread in the Rockport area. …

Heavy Rains From Harvey Raise Flooding Fears in Louisiana

Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, and the state’s governor said potential flooding could pose a “dangerous situation.” Gov. John Bel Edwards told reporters he expects the potential for flood damage to increase as the …

Researchers Finds Room for Improvement in Global Flood Preparedness

A new study across Austria, England, and Romania finds room for improvement in both public and private schemes that could help encourage risk reduction behaviors and reduce losses in future disasters. “Currently neither insurance nor governments successfully encourage risk reduction. …

Wyoming River Flooding Causes Millions in Damage, Several Deaths

The high volume of water that poured down Wyoming rivers and streams from a melting record mountain snowpack this year is being blamed for several river deaths and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to roads, recreation sites …

Flooding Affects Some 6800 Buildings North of Chicago

Illinois officials said Friday some 6,800 buildings have been affected by “unprecedented” flooding north of Chicago, and the damage is expected to worsen this weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin. “Folks think ‘Well it’s not …

Back-Bay Flooding Plagues Millions in U.S.

Marty Mozzo gets a gorgeous show each night when the sun sets over wetlands near his property on the bay side of a barrier island. When he and his wife bought the house in 2008, she looked at the marsh, …

California Landslide Adds to $1B Highway Damage

A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in …

As Idaho River Rises So Do Flood Insurance Policy Sales

The Boise River – already past flood stage in heavily populated southwest Idaho – will be raised again, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the river will go up to …