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Powerful Typhoons Scar Japanese Non-Life Insurers’ Earnings

A string of powerful typhoons that struck Japan has left scars on the country’s non-life insurers, with industry giants likely forced to pay a combined $8 billion in insurance payments in the current fiscal year that ends in March. Japan’s …

Disaster Declaration for Louisiana Parishes

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Louisiana to authorize federal aid for areas affected by severe storms and flooding in January. A White House statement Friday said the declaration of a major disaster makes federal funding available …

Two Landfalls by Hurricane Isaac Cause Severe Flooding in Louisiana: AIR

Isaac has made two separate landfalls, both as a Category 1 hurricane, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. The first occurred yesterday evening at low-lying Plaquemines Parish, La. Instead of continuing inland as expected, the storm veered sharply to …

Arizona County Ends Probe Into Flooding in Anthem

An investigation by Maricopa County has ended into how a rainstorm severely flooded parts of the community of Anthem, Ariz., last month. County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick tells The Arizona Republic that the county concluded the July 31 storm in Anthem …