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KCC Projects $330M in Insured Losses From Hurricane Grace, Most in Mexico

Insured losses to onshore properties from Hurricane Grace will amount to $330 million, catastrophe risk modeler Karen Clark & Co. said Thursday. KCC said $300 million of those damages occurred in Mexico and $30 million in the Caribbean. Grace made …

Thunderstorms Cause Damage, Power Outages in Ill. and Wisc.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, and left tens of thousands without power in both Wisconsin and Illinois. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evening in northwestern Wisconsin. …

Strong Earthquake Shakes Central Greece, Felt in Balkans

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 6.0 struck central Greece Wednesday and was also felt in neighboring Albania and North Macedonia, and as far as Kosovo and Montenegro. One man was injured by …

Alaska Supermarket Damaged by Rockslide to Close Permanently

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The owners of an Alaska supermarket that was severely damaged by a rockslide plan to permanently shutter the business. Tatsuda’s Supermarket Inc. CEO Katherine Tatsuda announced the closure of the store in Ketchikan Monday, Ketchikan Daily …

Earthquake Felt Across Southern New England

BOSTON — The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes and nerves Sunday morning, but didn’t cause any significant damage, authorities said. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards …

Vermont Town Sustains Flood Damage After 3 Inches of Rain

The Chester fire chief says more than 3 inches of rain fell on his community creating the worst flooding since Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont almost three years ago. Chief Matthew Wilson says the Monday flooding was “bad like Irene,” …

Sinkhole ‘Structural Damage’ Definition Sliding in Insurers’ Favor

An ongoing debate in sinkhole claims and litigation is whether the legislature intended for Florida insurers to provide coverage for sinkhole activity that causes aesthetic damage only. In 2005, the legislature enacted Section 627.706, requiring that insurers provide coverage for …

More Massachusetts Shoreline Homes in Danger After Storm

A Newbury, Mass., building inspector says as many as 40 shoreline homes on Plum Island are in danger following a storm last week that knocked down two houses and has forced the bulldozing of a third. Two homes knocked off …

Atlanta Bridge Reopened After Damaged by Fire

Part of a bridge in downtown Atlanta, Ga., has been reopened after a fire damaged the structure and sent chunks of concrete raining down to the street below. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the bridge was reopened shortly after 4:30 …

Drunk Driver Hit Nebraska Building

An Omaha, Neb., man is facing drunken driving charges after crashing into a building. Police said the 23-year-old driver crashed into a business in southeast Omaha near 15th and Vinton streets around 1 a.m. Sunday. KETV reports the driver of …