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Carriers Demonstrate Insuretech Innovations that Simplify Adjusting

LAS VEGAS — The theme on the opening day of the InsureTech Connect conference was that the insurance industry is in dire need of disruption. On Wednesday, the conversation turned toward the digital transformation that has already begun. Patrick Gee, …

Tornadoes Damage Homes in Southeast U.S.

Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night. Forecasters warned that the storms could threaten more than 29 million people, raising the risk of powerful tornadoes, damaging winds and …

Commentary: Inside the Lobby Against Tougher Kentucky Homes

In April, some 1,200 homebuilders, inspectors, architects and engineers gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, to debate the standards that should guide construction of the next wave of U.S. houses. Engineers had a seemingly unobjectionable proposal: Make roofs in coastal areas less …

Consultants Say McComb 2013 Hail Damage Worse Than Expected

Consultants for the Mississippi city of McComb say damage they’ve seen so far from a 2013 hailstorm was worse than they expected. The Enterprise-Journal reports that NewPath Strategy Consultants has examined roof damage and still needs to check water towers …

Typhoon Rammasun Kills 12 in Philippines, Spares Manila

A typhoon left at least 12 people dead, knocked out power in many areas, damaged a parked plane but spared the Philippine capital on Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted, officials said. Still, Typhoon Rammasun‘s winds of 150 kilometers (93 …

Kentucky High School Struck by Lightning Sustained Roof Damaged

Workers are repairing a Louisville, Ky., high school after lightning struck the building and tore a hole in the roof. Jefferson County Public Schools spokesman Ben Jackey says along with a 5-foot-by-5-foot hole, concrete fell and two third-floor classrooms were …

Tornado Caused $1M Damage to Wisconsin Schools

A weak tornado that struck last week caused more than $1 million in damage to Colfax, Wisc., schools and the district’s athletic complex. The Chippewa Herald reports the tornado touched down briefly twice Friday before reaching the building housing the …

Tornadoes Confirmed in 2 North Carolina Towns

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado hit two Wake County, N.C., towns. The weather service said Sunday that a tornado with winds of 80 mph touched down in Garner shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. The storm caused some …

Michigan Firm Works to Fight Ice Dam Damage

Workers at a small company in Belding, Mich., are working long hours in an effort to meet the demand of homeowners who want to keep ice dams from damaging their roofs. KMI Inc.’s 65 employees manufacture patented 3-inch calcium chloride …

Black Hills Snowstorm Takes Toll on Many Buildings

The storm that socked western South Dakota’s Black Hills with up to 4 feet of snow over the weekend damaged not just electrical lines and poles but also many buildings. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the TMone call center …