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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 …

Minnesota Governor Makes Formal Federal Disaster Aid Request

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton cited more than $55 million in public response costs and infrastructure damage in a formal application Wednesday for federal disaster aid stemming from June’s widespread flooding, mudslides and high winds. Dayton made the request in a …

Hail Causes Significant Damage According to June Aon Global Cat Report

The Global Catastrophe Recap report for June from Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting highlights the outbreak of severe thunderstorms that affected Western and Central Europe during the first half of the month, causing significant hail damage in parts of Germany, France …

Experts Examine Colorado Slide Area Looking for Trigger Clues

Scientists are trying to figure out how to monitor a 3-mile-long landslide in western Colorado so that they can warn residents of more slides or flooding in area creeks. Federal, state and local authorities and scientists held a packed town …

Rhode Island Family Alleges Flooding Linked to Sakonnet Bridge

A family that lives on the north side of the new Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton, R.I., has filed suit against the state and bridge contractor, alleging drainage problems with the new span have led to erosion and flooding. Franklin …