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Home explodes in DC suburb: ‘It’s just a pile of bricks’

March 20, 2017 The Associated Press

ROCKVILLE, Md. – A house in a Maryland suburb of the nation’s capital was levelled early Friday by a thunderous explosion heard for miles around, a blast so powerful it shattered windows and caused other damage to several neighbouring homes,

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Chubb enhances Master Equipment Breakdown insurance policy for Canadian customers

February 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb announced on Tuesday that is has enhanced its Masterpiece Equipment Breakdown insurance policy to “better protect customers against problems associated with the sudden or accidental breakdown of residential equipment.” Available to customers with an existing Canadian Masterpiece Homeowners, Condominium

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Armed forces deployed to hardest hit areas in the wake of N.B. storm: premier

January 30, 2017 Adina Bresge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

SHIPPAGAN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s premier says the military is sending between 100 and 150 troops to help with recovery efforts in the areas that have been hardest hit by last week’s ice storm. Brian Gallant told a news conference

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Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

January 19, 2017 Colleen Barry, Nicole Winfield and Valentina Onori - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PENNE, Italy – Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk

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Death toll grows to 36 at Oakland warehouse fire

December 5, 2016 Kristin J. Bender and Brian Melley - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

OAKLAND, Calif. – The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36 and authorities say they expect the number to rise when they resume work later Monday following a temporary work stoppage. A wall is leaning inward,

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B.C. government invests $2.5-million to address flood risk in Peace Region after June flooding

October 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

About four months after a “substantive rainfall event” that lead to flooding in British Columbia’s Peace Region, the provincial government announced that it is providing $2.5 million to the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) to undertake debris removal and preventative

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Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

August 30, 2016 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Air bag maker Takata Corp.’s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others. The

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14 dead in West Virginia floods; focus on search and rescue

June 24, 2016 Jonathan Mattise - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A deluge of 9 inches of rain damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes in West Virginia, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses and killed 14 people, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray

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B.C. commits $750,000 in funding for flood mitigation projects in Delta and Kelowna

June 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced on Wednesday $750,000 in funding for flood mitigation projects in the province’s Kelowna and Delta areas. The ministry said in a press release on Wednesday that it is committing $550,000 in funding