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CoreLogic: 2-inch-Plus Hail Fell on 10M U.S. Homes in 2023

Last year saw 141 days with large hail (2 inch or greater)—the highest number of days in 20 years, according to a new report by CoreLogic. The 2024 Severe Convective Storm Report details how severe thunderstorm risk is growing in …

More Frequent Convective Storms Plus Population Growth Equals Rising Insurer Costs

Hurricanes in the East. Wildfires in the West. Those are the big disasters that grab the headlines and are driving property insurance costs and cancellations, to a large degree, right? Yes, but insurers also are seeing a huge increase in …

Punishing Winds, Possible Tornadoes Inflict Damage as Storms Cross US South

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) – Damaging winds and possible tornadoes toppled trees, damaged buildings and blew cars off a highway Wednesday as powerful storms crossed the South from Texas to Georgia. The National Weather Service issued numerous tornado warnings, mainly in …

Tornado-Spawning Storms May Get Worse Due to Warming

America will probably get more killer tornado- and hail-spawning supercells as the world warms, according to a new study that also warns the lethal storms will edge eastward to strike more frequently in the more populous Southern states, like Alabama, …

Northern California Sees More Rain While the South Dries Out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Storm-ravaged California scrambled to clean up and repair widespread damage on Wednesday as the lashing rain eased in many areas, although thunderstorms led a new atmospheric river into the northern half of the state. The plume …

Tornadoes Wrecking Homes Around South Fueled by Record Highs

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Tornadoes damaged numerous homes, destroyed a fire station, briefly trapped people in a grocery store and ripped the roof off an apartment complex in Mississippi, while two people died as a tree crunched their mobile home …

Has the Re/Insurance Industry Missed a Major North American Risk?

The United States remains the largest peak peril risk area in the global re/insurance market and accounts for the bulk of the reinsurance that’s traded. Over the past few years, though, we’ve seen more risk transfer transactions that account for …

23 Injured in Texas Storms; More Tornadoes Forecast in US

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Nearly two dozen people were injured when tornadoes swept through central Texas as part of a storm system that was expected to spawn more twisters and damaging winds Wednesday. The storms caused widespread damage Tuesday in …

Tornadoes Leave One Dead in Central US and 500,000 in the Dark

A powerful storm that spawned tornadoes across the Midwest and Great Plains killed at least one person, ripped trees from the ground and knocked out power to more than 500,000 homes and businesses. Winds gusted to 90 miles (145 kilometers) …

Tornadoes Cause Damage in Oklahoma; Storms Rock Central US

COWETA, Okla. (AP) — Several reported tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma late Sunday into early Monday morning, causing damage but no immediate word of deaths or injuries. The severe weather system also brought heavy rain, lightning and wind to parts of …