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Severe summer storm in the Prairies causes more than $48 million in insured damage, CatIQ reports

August 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A severe storm that swept through Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba during the second week of July has resulted in more than $48 million in insured damage, according to Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), which delivers detailed analytical and

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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

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Southern Manitoba hit by bad storms, reports surface of buildings being damaged

July 21, 2016 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – A severe storm that roared through southern Manitoba on Wednesday left considerable damage in its wake. Tornado warnings were issued across the region, and reports poured in on social media of trees being downed, intersections flooded and power

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Nasty weather, including possible tornado, hits south central Saskatchewan

July 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

DAVIDSON, Sask. – Parts of south-central Saskatchewan have been hammered with hail, heavy rain and even a twister. During a public alert issued Tuesday night, Environment Canada said a tornado had been reported touching down in a rural area near

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Tornadoes cause serious damage in Kansas


EUREKA, Kan. – Tornadoes ripped through southeast Kansas late Thursday, causing widespread damage in a small town, though no injuries have been reported. The National Weather Service said Friday that preliminary data show that an EF2 tornado on Thursday night

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Tornado shuts down Canadian company’s solar cell factory in China, no material impact anticipated

June 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Emergency team members have been dispatched to help employees and communities affected by the tornado that damaged and shut down Canadian Solar’s solar cell factory in China, although it is not anticipated the event will have a material impact on

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Severe weather moves east toward Carolinas after tornadoes

April 1, 2016 Jonathan Landrum Jr. - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – A severe weather system moved east toward the Carolinas on Friday after setting off tornadoes that swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Tornadoes and isolated winds are possible through mid-afternoon Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly

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7 hurt, homes, businesses damaged after tornado in Oklahoma

March 31, 2016 The Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. – At least seven people were injured after severe storms spawned multiple tornado touchdowns in northeastern Oklahoma, damaging homes and businesses, authorities said. National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Jankowski said a tornado touched down and lifted up numerous