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Snow in the West and Flooding in the Northeast. And More Foul Weather Is on the Way

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Drenching rains, flooding and fierce winds stranded vehicles, shuttered schools and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands in the Northeast, the swan song of a bout of violent weather that battered most of the United …

Sprawling Storms Wallop US with Tornado Reports, Damage and Heavy Snow

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sprawling storm hit the U.S. South, with tornado warnings and high winds that blew roofs off homes, flipped over campers and tossed about furniture in Florida on Tuesday, while another storm buried cities across …

Wild Weather Leaves at Least 10 Dead in Australian States of Queensland and Victoria

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Wild weather has left at least 10 people dead in the eastern Australian states of Queensland and Victoria, officials said on Wednesday. Three men, aged 48, 59 and 69, were killed after a boat with 11 …

A 7th Person in Tennessee Has Died Due to Tornado-Producing Storms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) __ A seventh person in Tennessee has died from injuries she suffered during a string of powerful storms earlier this month that whipped up destructive tornadoes, according to police. Penny Scroggins, a 78-year-old from Clarksville, died Saturday …

Rain, Gusty Winds Bring Weekend Washout to Florida Before System Heads Up East Coast

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It’s beginning to look at lot like … hurricane season — at least across much of South Florida, where it’s been windy and rainy for two days and the forecast predicts more of the same …

‘Blockbuster’ Storm Knocks Out Electricity From New York to Virginia

A “blockbuster” storm tearing up the East Coast that has already knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers and grounded hundreds of flights promises to bring flooding rain and dangerous winds through Monday. The heaviest rain will likely fall …

Reinsurers Cautious About US Regional Property Cat as Storm Losses Rise

After a costly 2023 severe convective storm season in the US, reinsurers underwriting in the regional property catastrophe market are skeptical about providing frequency cover, but their overall appetite remains healthy, according to Gallagher Re. Carriers are less willing to …

New Oil Leak Reported After Ferry that Ran Aground off Swedish Coast is Pulled Free

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A ferry that had ran aground last month off southeastern Sweden and started leaking oil into the Baltic Sea was pulled free on Wednesday and anchored nearby, the Swedish Coast Guard said. During the operation, another oil …

Heavy Rain Brings Flash Flooding to Parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Heavy rainfall has flooded parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with one city declaring a state of emergency as water poured into homes, creating moats around their foundations and leading to boat rescues of residents. Concern …

Allstate Records $2.7B Net Catastrophe Hit on Way to Q2 Loss of $1.4B

Allstate Corp. reported net catastrophe losses of $2.7 billion in the second quarter, resulting in a net loss for the period of $1.4 billion as catastrophe and underwriting losses offset other favorable factors. President and CEO Tom Wilson said the …