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100 Flood-damaged North Dakota Homes to be Demolished

Crews soon will be demolishing flood-damaged homes in Minot, N.D., that are beyond repair. The Minot Daily News reports that the City Council has accepted a $1.1 million bid from Boise, Idaho-based Magnum Contractors to do the work. The contractor …

5 Mississippi Flood Home Buyouts Could Come Next Year

Five property owners whose homes were inundated by the spring flood could have their homes bought out by the Mississippi city of Vicksburg next year. The Vicksburg Post reports that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has authorized Mayor Paul …

Virginia’s August Earthquake Produces 50 Aftershocks

Virginia has recorded 50 aftershocks since a 5.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast in August. The Richmond Times-Dispatch says state and federal records show the aftershocks’ magnitudes have ranged from 1.8 to 4.5. Ben Munch with the Virginia Department of …

Nevada Fire Fully Contained at Nearly 2,000 Acres

The southwest Reno fire that forced thousands to flee and destroyed 32 homes is fully contained at nearly 2,000 acres, fire officials said late Sunday. Close to 10,000 people were forced to evacuate early Friday by the unusual, out-of-season blaze …

Additional 300 Homes to Be Repaired in Knauf Chinese Drywall Settlement

A new settlement has been reached with Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) over defective drywall manufactured by the company in China. The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), the Homebuilder Steering Committee (HSC) and KPT announced that under a new agreement, KPT will …

NWS: Small Tornado Did Damage Near Louisiana Airport

The National Weather Service says Terrebonne Parish homes damaged in strong weather early Wednesday were struck by at least one small tornado. The Courier reports the tornado, no more than 50 yards wide, flipped over a helicopter at the airport …

Mississippi County Reports 15 Hurt in Storm

Fifteen people have been injured in a storm system that swept through parts of Jones County on Wednesday, causing damage to dozens of homes and buildings in an area north of Laurel. Only one person was taken to a hospital. …

Aftershock Damages Dozens of Okla. Homes, Closes Schools

The strongest aftershock yet to hit in the wake of last weekend’s earthquake in central Oklahoma damaged dozens of homes, closed some schools and caused at least one minor injury, emergency officials said Tuesday. The 4.7 magnitude aftershock recorded late …

Landslide in Colombia leaves at least 14 dead

A Red Cross official says a landslide caused by heavy rains in northwest Colombia has killed 14 people and left dozens more missing. Cesar Uruena says more than 14 homes were buried by the landslide in the city of Manizales …

Peru Quake Destroys Homes, Injures Dozens

Peruvian authorities say 134 homes have been destroyed and 103 people treated at hospitals for injuries in a 6.9-magnitude quake just off the central coast. Civil defense chief Alfredo Murgueytio tells The Associated Press most of the collapsed homes were …