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Terrebonne Levee System to Get $379 Million in Federal Money

HOUMA, La. (AP)–A levee system that protects Terrebonne and parts of Lafourche from Gulf of Mexico hurricanes will receive $379 million in federal money from the infrastructure bill passed by Congress, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said …

Charleston, Savannah See Abnormally High Tides During Storm

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A strong storm off the Southeast coast combined with periodic higher tides Sunday, causing coastal flooding that approached levels rarely seen outside of hurricanes along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, officials said. Scientists have said …

Citizens Insurance Property Inspections to Soar in Next 4 Years

As part of its effort to reduce its ballooning exposure level and trim the number of policyholders, Florida’s insurer of last resort will increase its property inspections by almost 70-fold over the next four years — with plans to spend …

Biden Administration Unveils Plan to Address ‘Silent Killer’ Extreme Heat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer that spurred an onslaught of drought-worsened wildfires and caused hundreds of deaths from the Pacific Northwest to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana. …

Why Snow, Hail and Wildfire Are Expensive for the Insurance Industry

If you’re having trouble wrapping your mind around the scree of natural catastrophes currently plaguing the world—from deadly July floods in Germany and China to the wildfires still burning in Greece, California and Siberia —you may be interested to know …

Island Resettlement’s Homes Designed to Help Weather Storms

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — Residents relocating from an eroding island off Terrebonne Parish will move into homes built and designed to help weather hurricanes. Officials involved with the project toured the New Isle development Wednesday in Schriever to examine and …

Drone Boats Sent From Jacksonville to Face Storms’ Fury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The key to making hurricane forecasts suddenly clearer and more accurate might have floated out to sea from Jacksonville last week on something looking like orange surfboards with wings. Maybe. It will take time for federal …

Louisiana Coast Still Hurting From Storms, Bracing for More

CAMERON, La. (AP) — Scores of people in coastal Louisiana are still living in campers on dirt mounds or next to cement slabs where their houses once stood. Unresolved insurance claims and a shortage of supply and labor are stymieing …

Mega-Hurricane Risk Spurs Swiss Re Warning to Unprepared Canada

Climate change is making hurricanes bigger and stronger, and it may soon push them farther north. Yet Canada’s homeowners, businesses and insurers underestimate that escalating risk, according to one of the world’s leading reinsurance firms. Overall, the northern nation has …

Heavy Rains Hammer Southern Louisiana with More to Come

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Roads were flooded, water-logged cars abandoned in the street and high water vehicles dispatched to help people as heavy rain fell across southern Louisiana Monday. In some areas of western Louisiana still recovering from back-to-back …