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Powerful Typhoons Scar Japanese Non-Life Insurers’ Earnings

A string of powerful typhoons that struck Japan has left scars on the country’s non-life insurers, with industry giants likely forced to pay a combined $8 billion in insurance payments in the current fiscal year that ends in March. Japan’s …

Japan City Assesses Damage From Torrential Floods

Happiness is relative – floods may destroy your family’s livelihood and fill your house with mud, but at least it’s standing and you’re alive. “It’s still here!” said 34-year-old Chie Takahashi, one of the first residents to return to her …

Torrential Rains Flood Spanish Tourist City

Spain’s meteorological agency has placed the southern region bordering the Mediterranean on alert due to torrential rain that has submerged the downtown area of the region’s capital city. Malaga, on the Costa del Sol, one of Europe’s most popular beachside …

Flood Alerts in UK as Heavy Rain Sweeps In

Torrential rain pelted a large swath of Britain on Friday, flooding roads, canceling concerts and turning practice for the British Grand Prix into a puddle-churning ordeal. Authorities issued almost 200 flood alerts or warnings across the country. The Meteorological Office, …