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Colorado Snow Knocks Out Power to Thousands of Homes

Snow from the first storm to hit the Front Range knocked out power and heat to thousands of homes and businesses Wednesday and also brought some more snow to Colorado’s mountains. The state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, said about 140,000 …

50 Louisiana Homes Added to Hurricane Repair Program

Fifty additional homes have been added to a federal repair program for people in St. John the Baptist Parish whose houses were damaged by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The Times-Picayune reports the parish council on Tuesday awarded the additional work …

Jewelry Thieves Strike Homes in Atlanta Suburbs

Authorities say jewelry thieves struck two homes in north Fulton County neighborhoods within one week, stealing $70,000 in gold and other precious metals from one family. Homeowner Rick Vaughn tells CBS Atlanta that his wife came home from a vacation …

Demolition Notices Target Unsafe, Flooded N.D. Homes

Demolition notices went out last week to 104 homeowners in Minot and 18 homeowners in Ward County, N.D., whose properties experienced some of the most severe damage from June flooding. Assistant Attorney General tells the Minot Daily News that a …

Possible Tornado Touches Down in South Florida

Officials say a possible tornado left a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) trail of damage in a South Florida neighborhood. Plantation Fire Battalion Chief Joel Gordon said Wednesday that the debris trail has “all the classic signs” of a tornado. Gordon says the …

Virginia Tornado Damage Rises

New Kent County, Va., officials said Friday twice as many homes were damaged by a tornado that struck Thursday than they originally thought. New Kent County was one of three areas of the state where suspected tornados struck, along with …

Study: Tree Thinning Didn’t Slow ’10 Boulder, Colo., Fire

A study of a devastating Colorado wildfire says advance work to create fire breaks had little impact on the behavior of the blaze but did provide safe transpiration routes. The 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire west of Boulder was the most …

Homes Abandoned After Ike Remain in Texas City

The modest home on South Clover Street is, quite simply, a wreck. Waist-high ragweed chokes front and back yards. Rusting appliances and toys clutter the carport of the dilapidated structure, topped by a sagging patchwork of missing roofing tiles offering …

Kentucky Coal Company Sued Over Flooding Death

A lawsuit filed by residents in southeastern Kentucky blames a mining company’s surface mining practices for stoking a flood that killed a man and damaged homes in Knox County this summer. The suit against Nally & Hamilton Enterprises includes more …

Tornado Damages Buildings in San Antonio, Texas

A small tornado touched down in San Antonio early Sunday, damaging several homes and a post office. The overnight storm dumped more than 3 inches of rain on the city and left thousands without power, the San Antonio Express-News reported. …