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Storm Dorian Barrels West, Barbados Gets Ready for Impact

BRIDGETOWN, Barbado — Tropical Storm Dorian gathered speed on Monday as it barreled west towards Barbados, where people began preparing for the onset of heavy wind and rain, and officials advised the public to stay indoors. The small tropical cyclone …

Quick-Cash, Risk-Swap Deals Multiply in Extreme Weather Era

Some of the world’s largest insurers are eagerly pitching cities, states and even school districts on policies designed to pay out quickly with few questions in the event of extreme weather. The catch: Even a hurricane might not be extreme …

CoreLogic Clocks Top 2016 Wind Speed at 101 MPH

The Kennedy Space Center in Fla., recorded the highest estimated wind speed in 2016 at 101 mph on October 6 during Hurricane Matthew, according CoreLogic’s Windy City Index, an annual analysis of top wind-related natural hazard events. The hurricane, the …