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Over 946,000 Customers Still Without Power After Storms in Texas, Louisiana

More than 946,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states were still without power on Friday morning after killer storms battered the region on Thursday, according to meteorologists and data from PowerOutage.us. The storm with hurricane-force …

Central U.S. Braces for Severe Weather Outbreak

An active weather pattern could bring destructive tornadoes, heavy rains, large hail and strong wind gusts to parts of the central United States over the next several days, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service and AccuWeather. Two strong …

Florida’s Home Insurance Industry May Be Worse Than Anyone Realizes

Seven property insurers in Florida went bankrupt in 2021 and 2022. The bankruptcies left thousands of homeowners scrambling to get new coverage, which often came with a big increase in cost. Worse, many had outstanding claims for hurricane damage that …

AccuWeather: Record Warm Winter Costs Businesses Billions in Losses

Unseasonably warm winter weather cost businesses and event planners in the northern Plains and upper Midwest billions of dollars in estimated losses, according to estimates from AccuWeather. Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa experienced the warmest winter on record, …

CoreLogic Report Probes Evolving Severe Convective Storm Risk Landscape

There were 141 days with large hail that fell on more than 10 million single and multifamily homes in the contiguous U.S. in 2023, making it the highest number of days in 20 years, according to Corelogic’s 2024 Severe Convective …

FEMA: SW Florida Stripped of Flood Insurance Discounts After ‘Improper Rebuilds’

After spiking premiums, nonrenewals and complaints about unpaid claims, more than 115,000 property owners in southwest Florida are now facing a new slap in the face after 2022’s Hurricane Ian: 25% higher flood insurance rates because local officials reportedly allowed …

States Across the US Midwest Are on Alert for Tornadoes: Weather Watch

Storms and tornadoes are in the forecast for states across the Midwest in the US, with further weather warnings and advisories stretching further east. There is a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms — which could bring hail, tornadoes, and straight-line …

More Than Half of Homeowners Fear Climate Change, Most Worry About Rising Home Insurance Costs

Homeowners are increasingly worried about hazards and rising insurance costs as temperatures rise in the U.S. A survey of nearly 2,000 U.S consumers shows 51% of homeowners are worried climate change-related hazards will affect their homes, while others polled worry …

Accuweather Predicts Above-Average 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Accuweather meteorologists are predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season with as many as 20-25 named storms. The 2024 hurricane season is forecast to feature 8-12 hurricanes including 4-7 major hurricanes. This year has the potential to break the all-time record …

Raging Storms Pushed Disaster Damages Above $100 Billion in 2023

Around the world, insured damages inflicted by natural catastrophes are climbing fast and set to double in roughly 10 years, the Swiss Re Institute — the research arm of the giant reinsurance firm — said in a report published Tuesday. …