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South Carolina Increases Hurricane Florence Relief Request to $435M

South Carolina’s congressional delegation will be able to ask for more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence, thanks to a move by the state’s governor. In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. …

Southeast Faces Wintry Mess of Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain

A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South has millions of people in its path, raising the threat of immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads and possible power outages. Governors and local officials in several …

Football Weekend Turns Tragic for Tennessee Youth All-Stars

It was a fun and competitive weekend for a young group of all-stars as they visited Texas and represented Memphis, Tennessee, in a weekend football tournament. The players, some venturing outside of Memphis for the first time in their lives, …

South Florida Ranks High for Porch Pirates

It’s that time of year for Thanksgiving meals, Black Friday deals and porch pirate steals. A new study by Safewise found that Miami-Fort Lauderdale ranked third among U.S. metro areas where packages are swiped the most between Thanksgiving and New …

New Puerto Rico Laws Govern Insurance Claims Handling Post-Maria

The governor of Puerto Rico overhauled the U.S. territory’s insurance laws on Tuesday to help protect policyholders as thousands of claims remain unresolved more than a year after Hurricane Maria. Gov. Ricardo Rossello signed six laws into effect as he …

New Rules Governs Moped Use in South Carolina

South Carolina’s new rules requiring moped drivers to have a license and register their vehicles are in effect. Mopeds are now considered motor vehicles and must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Drivers must have either a valid …

Report Finds Key Design Flaws in Florida Bridge That Collapsed

Designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed, killing six people, and they underestimated the load on that same section, federal investigators reported Thursday. Cracks that were observed in the bridge …

Lawyers Say Cops Didn’t Have Key to Save Women Who Drowned During Florence

Two women drowned in the back of a locked cage while being taken for involuntary commitment to a mental hospital because the police van they were in took an unsafe route and rolled over, and deputies lacked a key or …

Georgia Hurricane Michael Insured Losses Near $700M

Georgia’s insured losses from Hurricane Michael have climbed to more than $696 million, with insurers reporting approximately 68,000 claims filed as of the end of October, according to a press release from Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. The estimate is based …

#Resilience: How Zurich Used Social Media to Respond to Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael

You might think that when a major hurricane makes landfall in the United States, Zurich North America employees have more important things to do than to peruse Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the most part, that’s true. But a small …

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