midwest News

High Risk of Tornadoes in Southeast Than Midwest

Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but Florida and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters, a new analysis shows. Florida leads the country in deaths calculated per mile a …

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Midwest: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms, and flash flooding tore across several Midwest states early last week, after moist air surged ahead of a strong cold front and low-pressure system. While the worst of the …

Rain a Relief for States After Extended Drought

More drought-relieving rainfall is expected from Friday through the weekend in the United States crop belt, which is slowly recovering soil moisture after suffering the worst dry spell in decades last year. Agricultural meteorologists said wet weather is forecast for …

Drought Worsening in U.S. Plains and Western Midwest

Dry weather continues to plague the drought-stricken U.S. Plains and western Midwest with only light showers and snowfall expected this week, an agricultural meteorologist said on Monday. “The Plains and the northwest Midwest will still struggle with drought, there’s not …

Blizzard Conditions Cause Hundreds of Crashes in the Midwest

A slow-moving storm has dumped snow on parts of the Midwest, blanketing the Twin Cities, making roads treacherous or impassable, and leading to at least one fatal crash. The Twin Cities experienced at least 16 inches of snow Sunday – …

ACE Makes Executive Appointments in its Regional Operations

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, announced new leadership appointments in its regional operations. Kelley Kinsella was appointed senior vice president & regional executive officer for ACE USA’s Midwest Region. In this role, Kinsella will …

Medical Liability Insurer MMIC Forms Risk Retention Group

Medical liability insurer MMIC Group, Inc. (MMIC) has formed a risk retention group – MMIC RRG, Inc. – to meet the evolving medical liability needs of physician groups, clinics or hospitals based in MMIC’s eight-state core territory that may employ …

Police in Midwest Plan More Seat Belt Enforcement

Police agencies in the Midwest are among those planning stepped up enforcement of seat belt and other traffic safety laws around Thanksgiving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says state police from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio are participating …

Missouri to Participate in 11-State Earthquake Drill

Missouri is one of 11 states taking part in a regional earthquake preparedness drill later this month. The “Great Central U.S. Shakeout” exercise is planned April 28 at 10:15 a.m. At that moment, participants will drop to the ground, take …

Good News for Farmers on Crop Insurance

There were some weary insurance agents in the region March 16. There were plenty of farmers with better-than-usual crop insurance coverage, too. March 15 was the deadline for purchasing or modifying crop insurance for spring-planted crops this growing season. Two …