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Montana Offers Tax Relief for Disaster Damage

Montana tax officials say property owners with damage to their homes or forestlands from recent natural disasters can apply for property tax relief. The Montana Department of Revenue says property owners could qualify if their home or outbuildings are partially …

Oklahoma Tornado Home Damage Estimated From Photos

Officials in Oklahoma City say an estimate of the number of homes damaged or destroyed by this week’s tornado is based in part on an analysis of before-and-after aerial photos. The city’s Police Department and the mayor’s office have both …

Homes Wrecked, Dozen Hurt in Mississippi Tornado

Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi were waking up Monday to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than a dozen in the state were injured. Daylight also offered …

Part of Interstate Reopens After West Virginia Gas Inferno

Contractors worked through the night to remove and replace an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 that turned from asphalt to cinder in a massive natural gas line explosion that also flattened four homes and damaged five more but caused no …

Rare Tornado Kills 3 in New Zealand’s Largest City

An unusually destructive tornado swept through neighborhoods around New Zealand’s largest city Thursday, killing three people and forcing 250 more to evacuate damaged and powerless homes. The small tornado hit Hobsonville and Whenuapai, western suburbs of Auckland, during a midday …

Death Toll in Iran Quake Raised to at Least 250

Twin earthquakes in Iran have killed at least 250 people and injured over 2,000, Iranian state television said on Sunday, after thousands spent the night outdoors after their villages were leveled and homes damaged in the country’s northwest. Images broadcast …

Alabama Searchers Going House-to-House After Storms

Searchers in the Birmingham, Ala., area were going from house-to-house early Monday in an effort to rescue people trapped in their homes after storms moved across the Midwest and South, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states. Fire crews …

Crews in Alabama Town Continue Tornado Cleanup

Work crews in Auburn, Opelika and Lee County, Ala., are continuing to clear debris from a November tornado. In Auburn, city engineer Jeff Ramsey said city crews have collected about 5,300 cubic yards of debris so far. He estimates that …