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Tennessee Residents Clean Up After Weekend Storms Killed 6 People and Damaged Neighborhoods

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Central Tennessee residents and emergency workers cleaned up Sunday from severe weekend storms and tornadoes that killed six people and sent more to the hospital while damaging buildings, turning over vehicles and knocking out power to …

Powerful Winds Are Battering US Midwest at Increasing Rates

Damaging winds blasting out of thunderstorms are occurring five times more frequently across the central US than they were 40 years ago because of the warming climate, threatening local economies. That’s according to new findings from the National Center for …

Early Morning Storms Leave Path of Damage from Tampa Bay into North Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A storm system that moved across parts of Florida early Thursday left a path of damage to cars, houses and businesses, authorities said. “We were very fortunate,” Jevon Graham, the Clearwater Fire and Rescue division chief …

Heavy Flooding in Southern Myanmar Displaces More than 14,000 People

BANGKOK (AP) — Flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Myanmar’s southern areas has displaced more than 14,000 people and disrupted traffic on the rail lines that connect the country’s biggest cities, officials and state-run media said Monday. State television …

Insurance Industry Should Expect $100 Billion in Catastrophe Losses Every Year: Verisk

Total global insured losses from natural catastrophes of more than $100 billion a year may be less newsworthy than in the past. In fact, the industry should expect loss totals of at least $100 billion every year, according to models …

Evacuations Ordered After Winds Whip Calif. Forest Fire Near Site of 2022 Deadly Blaze

HAMBURG, Calif. (AP) — Rural areas near California`s border with Oregon were under evacuation orders Wednesday after gusty winds from a thunderstorm sent a lightning-sparked wildfire racing through national forest lands, authorities said. The blaze in Siskiyou County, dubbed the …

Rising Flood Risks Threaten Many Water and Sewage Treatment Plants Across the US

LUDLOW, Vermont (AP) — The crack of a summer thunderstorm once comforted people in Ludlow, Vermont. But that was before a storm dropped eight inches of rain on the village of 2,200 in two days last month. And it was …

Swiss Re Says Natural Catastrophe Insured Losses Hit $50B in H1

LONDON —Insured losses stemming from natural catastrophes rose to $50 billion in the first half of 2023, the second highest reading since 2011, reinsurer Swiss Re said on Wednesday. Severe thunderstorms accounted for 70% of total insured losses, while the …

4 Missing After Record-Breaking Downpours Along Canada’s Atlantic Coast Cause Flooding

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Four people are missing after intense thunderstorms dumped record amounts of rain across a wide swath of Canada’s Atlantic-coast province of Nova Scotia over the past two days, causing flash flooding, road washouts and power …

Illinois Storm Surveying Damage After Multiple Suspected Tornadoes Hit Chicago, Suburbs

CHICAGO (AP) — National Weather Service teams were surveying storm damage Thursday in the Chicago area and northeast Illinois, where fierce winds from suspected tornadoes ripped roofs from buildings, downed trees and sent residents scrambling for safety as sirens sounded. …