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Detroit Area Home Sales Stalled by Recent Flooding

Real estate experts in the Detroit, Mich., area say home sales have taken a hit following severe flooding last month. The Detroit News reports real estate agents expect the market to quickly bounce back after stalled sales. The owner of …

Louisiana Parish Says Hazard Plan Update Nearly Complete

Terrebonne Parish officials are completing their latest plans for dealing with dangerous situations the area could face. In a 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan update, a committee focused on levee failure, flooding, hurricanes and tropical storms, saltwater intrusion, tornadoes, subsistence and …

New Mexico City Seeks Assistance After $230K In Flood Damage

Alamogordo, N.M. officials say they plan to ask for state assistance for $230,000 in damages caused by recent flooding. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that the city will submit damage estimates to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security this …

$35M in Crops Lost to Flooding in Arkansas, Study Says

A University of Arkansas study finds flooding that began in late June will lead to millions of dollars in lost crop value for Arkansas farmers. Farmers in 10 Arkansas counties are expected to lose more than $35 million in crop …

Torrential Rains Bring Floods, Fires to Indiana

Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding on Aug. 22. Firefighters in northeastern Indiana were cut off from a blaze at an auto repair shop by three to five feet …

More Flooding Renew Bosnia’s Rebuilding Troubles

A Bosnian man whose home was swept away by flooding has seen his attempts at rebuilding fall prey to a new round of floods. Torrents in May swept away Besim Tutnjic’s house in the village of Zeljezno Polje. He bought …

China Threatened by Flooding From Lakes Formed by Quake

Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and has left thousands homeless. Rescue teams have freed scores of trapped …

Aon Reports 2014 Disaster Losses About 50% Than 10 Year Average

Insured losses from global natural disasters during the six-month period ending June 30, 2014 reached $22 billion. That compares to $27 billion in the first half of 2013 and is approximately 19 percent below the 10-year average of $27 billion, …

Minnesota Communities Dealing with Rising Flood Damage Costs

Minnesota communities are trying to bounce back from last month’s flooding as damage estimates continue to rise. The state’s deputy director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Joe Kelly, said last month’s excessive rainfall led to a unique disaster. “It’s …

Philippine Typhoon Drives Thousands to Evacuate

Haunted by last year’s devastating storm, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos fled from disaster-prone areas Tuesday in advance of another typhoon due to hit the northeast at nightfall before barreling across densely populated regions toward the capital. There were no …