BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Insurance companies have paid out $5 billion to thousands of Louisiana customers with damage from the 2020 hurricanes so far, according to data released by Insurance...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says people who need to file proof of loss documents for insurance claims involving property damage from Hurricane Laura have...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property...
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday issued disaster proclamations stemming from flood damage along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Officials are reminding Merrimack Valley residents that Friday is the deadline to file a claim in the $143 million class action settlement stemming from 2018's natural gas...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has declared a local emergency from flooding brought on by an ice jam in Willow Creek.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The toll of massive flooding in Kansas is proving to be high for the agency that operates state parks.
KCUR reports that the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and...
DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Homeowners with property damage from flooding along Lake Ontario this year can apply for financial assistance from the state.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Narda soaked the resort city of Mazatlan with sheets of driven rain and whipped palm trees with its strong winds Monday, swamping streets and causing some...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana businesses and homeowners with damage from Hurricane Barry are eligible for disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
As a spokesperson for the insurance industry, Loretta Worters often gives tips to homeowners on preventing water damage. Some of her knowledge comes from personal experience.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for South Dakota because property damage caused by a snowstorm and flooding this spring.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — In a story May 24 about property damage at a Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that flooding caused the damage. The damage was...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is asking for a presidential disaster declaration because of property damage caused by a snowstorm and flooding this spring.
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Florence killed 22 people across three Southeastern states, was the ninth most destructive storm in terms of property damage in U.S. history and spawned 44 tornadoes, a...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Years of increasingly deadly California wildfires spurred lawmakers to consider regulations Tuesday that would toughen local governments' requirements for approving...
BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion.
NiSource, Columbia's parent company, said in a financial...
WAILEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a Maui brush fire (all times local):
Maui firefighters say a brush fire is mostly contained.
Officials say the Wailea fire is 60 percent contained Monday after burning 200 acres (81 hectares). Winds that fanned the fast-moving fire have died down and a shelter for evacuations is closed.
Swirling winds estimated at 15 mph (24 kph) to 20 mph (32 kph) made conditions challenging for firefighters.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are likely to face renewed debate in the next legislative session about how or whether to hold oil and gas companies accountable for property damage caused by earthquakes in Kansas.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It's been 10 years since a devastating ice storm hit New Hampshire, leaving more than 400,000 residents and businesses without power.
Emergency management officials said over 200 communities had experienced power loss when the storm hit Dec. 11 and 12, 2008. Some were without electricity for two weeks.
More than 450 schools were forced to close and the state suffered more than $150 million in property damage.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say that a major house fire early Sunday injured four people and caused significant property damage.
Ventura Fire Chief David Endaya said crews arrived to find two separate homes in flames.
LLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local):
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 18 flood-stricken counties in Central and South Texas.
Tuesday's declaration lifts state restrictions and regulations on any state response to the emergency.
In his proclamation, Abbott notes that severe weather and prolonged flooding that began Oct. 7 "has caused widespread and severe property damage and threatens loss of life."
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a special legislative session in North Carolina designed to approve money to help recovery in communities flooded last month by Hurricane Florence (all times local):
North Carolina legislators are spending $400 million to speed recovery from Hurricane Florence and setting aside another $450 million for upcoming needs, temporarily setting aside the sharp partisanship that's typified government.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to severe weather in the past month that has caused flooding and property damage across much of Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Minnesota (all times local):
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in response to severe weather in the past month that has caused flooding and property damage across much of Minnesota.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents who suffered property damage during late-winter flooding are running out of time to seek federal disaster assistance.
Indiana's Department of Homeland Security says Thursday is the deadline to apply for federal aid for the Feb. 14 to March 4 flooding.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers may make it easier for utilities to reduce liability for wildfire damage as the state braces for more severe blazes in the face of climate change.
EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — Officials estimate $1.7 million in property damage was lost to a "controlled-burn" fire that blazed out of control and destroyed 36 homes in a tiny Florida Panhandle community.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri counties have reported weather-related property damage amid severe thunderstorms in several parts of the state.
Officials from Jackson and Johnson counties said Tuesday that there had been no reported injuries.
Deputy Raashid Brown of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office says a mid-day storm around Lake Lotawana damaged several homes and caused power outages.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor and Legislature promised a dizzying array of fixes following the devastation of last year's hurricanes. But heading into a new storm season, the state has enacted only a few changes — the largest aimed at protecting seniors in nursing homes.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says home and business owners in Dewey County who sustained uninsured damage from wildfires can now receive disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Advocacy groups said Friday that Texas is poised to unfairly distribute billions in federal funding provided for housing repairs following Hurricane Harvey's devastation — prioritizing wealthy homeowners over poorer victims in ways that could constitute racial discrimination.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — State and federal officials are set to begin preliminary damage assessments in areas hit by a tornado that struck central Virginia last week.
Officials with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration were to begin evaluating property damage on Monday to determine what programs might be available to support recovery efforts.
SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — No injuries or property damage have been reported following a 3.1 magnitude earthquake near the Oregon state capital.
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the earthquake hit about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) southwest of Silverton at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
Some nearby residents said they felt the earthquake, which also struck near the state capital city of Salem.
ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — St. Peter residents say that a tornado 20 years ago that heavily damaged the city also brought the community together.
The twister reached wind speeds of 175 miles per hour, killed two people, destroyed 200 homes and damaged hundreds of others, Minnesota Public Radio reported. St. Peter sustained more than $120 million in property damage.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than three months after Hurricane Harvey walloped Texas, many affected residents say they're still not getting help they need and President Donald Trump is getting low marks for his handling of the disaster, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation survey released Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California authorities say firefighters made significant progress over the weekend combatting wildfires that devastated the state's famed wine country and nearby areas, killing 42 people and destroying 8,400 buildings.
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said Monday that several days of rainfall helped the firefighters and that authorities are confident most of the wildfires will be contained this week.
In a story about hurricane categories, The Associated Press erroneously reported that at least 1,800 people died in Hurricane Katrina. As many as 1,800 people died, though some estimates are lower. The AP also reported that Hurricane Andrew caused more than $20 billion in damage. Andrew caused $26.5 billion in damage in 1992 dollars (about $50 billion in 2017 dollars), according to the National Weather Service.
In a story about hurricane categories, The Associated Press reported erroneously that storm surges were linked to the Saffir-Simpson scale. The National Hurricane Center removed storm surge from the Saffir-Simpson scale several years ago. Hurricane Ivan was a Category 3, not Category 4, when it made U.S. landfall. Hurricane Andrew killed 65 people, not 55. This story also clarifies the number of deaths blamed on Hurricane Charley. Forty people were killed directly and indirectly by the storm.