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Dozens injured in tornadoes across southern Louisiana

February 8, 2017 Kevin McGill - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS – Brittany Ross remembers she was savoring the smell of her aunt’s simmering white beans when the storm that injured about 40 people in southeastern Louisiana hit. “The place started shaking, kind of twisting,” she said Tuesday as

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California governor declares states of emergency in 50 counties following severe winter storms

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has declared states of emergency in about 50 counties following severe winter storms across the state. On Monday, Brown issued two emergency proclamations to secure funding to help communities respond to and recover from

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Death toll in storms sweeping southern U.S. increases to five

November 30, 2016 Bill Fuller and Rebecca Yonker - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Possible tornadoes swept through parts of Alabama and Tennessee overnight, killing five people and injuring more than a dozen as heavy rains from storms moving across the South produced flooding in areas previously suffering from months of drought. Possible tornadoes

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Otto enters Pacific after devastation, 4 dead in Costa Rica

November 25, 2016 Luis Manuel Galeano - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Tropical Storm Otto killed at least four people in Costa Rica and then headed into the Pacific Ocean Friday after making landfall as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo

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Evacuation warning as rivers rise near Port Alberni, B.C.

November 8, 2016 The Canadian Press

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The Tseshaht First Nation on central Vancouver Island says the Somass River rose rapidly Monday night and continues to swell today, threatening flooding in the community. Emergency Preparedness Co-ordinator Hugh Braker says residents have been warned

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78% of global SMEs fear impact of climate change on their businesses: Zurich study

November 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly four-fifths (78%) of global small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) surveyed by Zurich Insurance Group expected risks associated with climate change to have a significant impact on their business. Zurich’s fourth annual global SME survey, titled Potential effect on business

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Rain, snow delay harvest in Saskatchewan, but agriculture minister optimistic

October 13, 2016 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Heavy rain and snow have delayed harvest in Saskatchewan, but Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart is sounding optimistic that farmers will be able to get the crop off the field. Saskatchewan Agriculture says many areas reported at least 25

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Manitoba issues flood watch advisory as heavy rain continues to fall

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The province Manitoba has issued a flood watch advisory as heavy rain continues to fall throughout the province. The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure reported on Tuesday that a major storm system has moved into the southwestern, western, northern

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Stalled weather system and remnants of tropical storm deluge roads, close schools in Virginia and North Carolina

September 22, 2016 The Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. – Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more than 100,000 students. A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain

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Louisiana flooding leaves 100,000 insured vehicles damaged: NICB

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The August downpours that dumped more than 30 inches of rain in two days on parts on Louisiana have left as many as 100,000 insured cars and trucks damaged, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in the United States said

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Typhoon Lionrock brings landslides and flooding to Japan

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Typhoon Lionrock has made landfall in Japan, bringing the intensity of a Category 1 hurricane with resulting landslides and flooding. The typhoon made landfall in the Tohoku region of Japan on Tuesday evening, near the city of Ofunato in Iwate

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Nearly $90 million in insured losses from Western Canada thunderstorm system: PCS

August 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured property damage from a thunderstorm system July 18-20 in Western Canada is pegged, in a preliminary estimate, at $89.06 million, Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Property Claims Services unit reported. “In Alberta, thunderstorms brought strong winds, heavy rain and hail primarily