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BlackRock, Citi in $100 Million Fight Over Texas Storm Aftermath

A Texas wind farm owned by BlackRock Inc. is locked in a $100 million court battle with Citigroup Inc. over losses caused by the devastating winter storms in Texas. The BlackRock unit, Mariah Del Norte, sells power to Citigroup under …

Weeks After Storms, Water Crisis Continues In Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Frustrations are mounting in Mississippi’s largest city, more than two weeks since winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the city’s water system — knocking out water for drinking and making it impossible for many to even …

US Needs to Brace Itself For More Deadly Storms, Experts Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities, …

2015 Winter Weather Predicted to be Snowy and Wet

The 2015 Farmers’ Almanac predicts “copious amounts of snow and rain” over the eastern third of the country. In fact, along the Atlantic Seaboard active wintry weather is expected for the first 10 days of January and the first week …

Michigan Firm Works to Fight Ice Dam Damage

Workers at a small company in Belding, Mich., are working long hours in an effort to meet the demand of homeowners who want to keep ice dams from damaging their roofs. KMI Inc.’s 65 employees manufacture patented 3-inch calcium chloride …

After Winter Storms Pennsylvania Residents Deal With Snowplow Damage

Winter can be tough, especially on private property, and no one knows that better than Stroud Township resident Pamela Wnuk. She says her property sustained damage after a municipal snowplow driver tore apart the entire length of road at the …

Farm Drought Areas Under Pressure Despite Winter Storms

Cool, wet late winter weather across most of the U.S. Corn Belt has raised hopes that the world’s largest food exporter will rebound from last year’s historic drought but experts warn that many crop and pasture areas west of the …

‘Hurricane Hunter’ Plane Helps With Winter Storms

What’s the trick to helping figure out winter weather on the U.S. mainland? One way, according to meteorologists, is sending a hurricane hunter aircraft from Alaska or Hawaii to fly reconnaissance over the Pacific Ocean. For about 15 years, the …