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Tropical Storm Isaias Grazes Florida, Heads Up East Coast

MIAMI, Aug 2 — The Florida coast looked set to avoid major damage late on Sunday with Tropical Storm Isaias keeping offshore as it rumbles north, although it could strengthen to a hurricane by the time it reaches the Carolinas …

Court Says Experts Not Needed to Prove Hurricane Damage, Revives Church’s Claim

A ruling Wednesday by the federal appellate court in Atlanta resolves new twists in a type of dispute that invariably arises between property owners and insurers after every hurricane: Was the damage caused by floodwaters or wind? The 11th Circuit …

Russian Watchdog Seeks $2B in Damages From Nornickel Over Arctic Fuel Spill

Russia’s environmental watchdog has asked a power subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel to pay almost 148 billion roubles ($2 billion) in damages over an Arctic fuel spill in Siberia. Rosprirodnadzor said in a statement on Monday that it …

Mexico Quake Death Toll Rises to 6; Hundreds Of Home Damaged

MEXICO CITY — The magnitude 7.4 earthquake that rocked the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least 6 people, damaged hundreds of homes and four archaeological sites and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people, authorities said. …

Enbridge Fight With Michigan Over Oil Pipeline Flares Again

Enbridge Inc.’s yearlong battle with Michigan officials over a pipeline that runs through the Great Lakes is flaring up again after damage to a support structure prompted the state to try to shut down the conduit. The most recent skirmish …

As Asia’s Tropical Storm Season Arrives, Grounded Airplanes at Risk of Damage

SYDNEY/TAIPEI — Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region’s tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic can’t be moved easily. Major airports in …

Utah Residents Still Reporting Damage Days After Earthquake

SALT LAKE CITY — Five days after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook parts of Utah, residents continue to report damage. The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District asked those within its boundaries to submit online notices of home or business …

Puerto Ricans Left Homeless After Biggest Quake in a Century

GUANICA, Puerto Rico — Cars, cots and plastic chairs became temporary beds for hundreds of families who lost their homes in southwest Puerto Rico as a flurry of earthquakes struck the island, one of them the strongest in a century. …

Animal House: Squirrel Wrecks Home, Insurance Won’t Fix it

ATLANTA — An Atlanta couple said they came home from a winter vacation to find their house had been ransacked by an unusual suspect: a squirrel. Kari and Dustin Drees bought their first home last month in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead …

U.S. May Be on Hook for $1 Billion to Cover Harvey Damage

The U.S. government may be on the hook for as much as $1 billion after a federal judge found it responsible for the flooding of thousands of homes and businesses in Houston during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. U.S. District Judge …