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Travelers Profit Rises With Higher Premiums, Lower Costs

Oct 20 — Property and casualty insurer Travelers Companies Inc beat third-quarter profit expectations on Tuesday, helped by higher premiums, lower costs and an increase in returns from non-fixed income investments. The New York-based company, seen as a bellwether for …

Death Toll From Storms in South and Midwest Rises to 11

HOUSTON — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large …

Wisconsin County Gets Disaster Declaration

Low-interest loans will be available to individuals and businesses that suffered damaged following a string of tornadoes and heavy storms that hit the Grant County, Wis., area last month. Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that the U.S. Small Business Administration …

Thunderstorm Damages North Dakota Lake Cabins

A strong thunderstorm that pushed through central and western North Dakota brought 85 mph straight-line winds that damaged four cabins along Lake Isabel south of Dawson. No one was injured. Kidder County Emergency Manager Jim Albrecht tells the Bismarck Tribune …

Disaster Proclamations for 5 Iowa Counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued disaster proclamations for five Iowa counties following strong storms. Branstad issued the proclamations Tuesday for Cedar, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux counties. The action lets state resources be used to prepare for, respond to and …

Arkansas Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 14

State and federal officials say Disaster Recovery Centers that were set up to help Arkansans following April 27 severe storms will close on June 14. Starting Monday – the state/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Mayflower and Vilonia will be open …

Tornadoes in Oklahoma, Arkansas Injure at Least Five

Severe storms spawned a dozen reported tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas on Thursday, injuring at least five people and sending residents scrambling for cover 10 days after a powerful twister killed 24 people in Oklahoma. One tornado warning included Cushing, …

Kentucky Governor Declares State of Emergency in 12 Counties

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for 12 Kentucky counties where severe storms caused widespread damage this month. A statement from the governor’s office on Friday says the storms that began on April 15 caused flooding …

Deadline for SBA Florida Physical Disaster Loans is October 22

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations in Florida of the Oct. 22 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by severe storms and flooding on June 9-11, 2012. Anyone with insured losses …

3 Hurt by Massive Hail in Oklahoma County

Officials in Woodward , Okla.,say softball-sized hail caused an estimated $250,000 in damages after severe storms swept through the area Monday night, injuring three people. Woodward County Emergency Manager Matt Lehenbauer says an infant was injured by glass from a …