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Parts of Wisconsin, Illinois recovering from flooding; 6,800 buildings affected in Illinois

July 14, 2017 Ivan Moreno - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BURLINGTON, Wis. – Flooding in the Midwest closed roadways and knocked out power to thousands, including a suburban Chicago hospital that was forced to close, but residents in the Wisconsin city of Burlington appeared upbeat even as portions of streets

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Saskatoon thunderstorm estimated to cost over US$30 million, floods and convective storms cost global economy US$5 billion in June: Aon Benfield

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A thunderstorm over Saskatoon on June 2 that spawned ping pong ball-sized hail is estimated to cost more than US$30 million, Aon Benfield said in its Global Catastrophe Recap report for the month of June. The fast-developing thunderstorm caused the

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Fatal explosion closes Wisconsin corn mill plant

June 1, 2017 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAMBRIA, Wis. – Recovery crews searched a mountain of debris for two workers on Thursday following an explosion at a corn mill plant that killed at least one employee, injured about a dozen others and levelled parts of the sprawling

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Storms pummel central U.S., as tornadoes kill at least two

May 17, 2017 The Associated Press (APR)

ELK CITY, Okla. – Storms whipped through a wide swath of the central U.S., forming tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others. The storms

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Storms tear up small communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin

July 12, 2016 The Associated Press

LITCHFIELD, Minn. – Storms carrying tornadoes, torrential rain and powerful winds damaged homes, deposited a snowplow in a tree and flooded highways in north-central Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Audrey Schoenberg took shelter at a restaurant in Litchfield, Minnesota, after a