Officials say they’re on schedule to open the new home base for the U.S. government’s “hurricane hunter” aircraft before the Atlantic hurricane season begins. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s planes are specially equipped to collect forecasting data as they fly in and around tropical storms and hurricanes. The agency’s aircraft are scheduled to move […]

MINNEAPOLIS – A line of severe weather rolled through parts of Minnesota Monday evening, prompting several tornado watches and warnings. A likely tornado near Princeton has downed trees and power lines and ripped off part of a roof. Law enforcement reported the tornado in east-central Minnesota, about 44 miles northwest of Minneapolis, late Monday afternoon. […]

The Florida insurance market has been a hotbed of controversy over the last year, and many are looking at the Florida State Legislature to alleviate some of the concerns coming from consumers, businesses and the industry itself. From insurance fraud to workers’ compensation to the escalating assignment of benefits (AOB) issue, there is no shortage […]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named 24 Louisiana parishes and two Texas counties agricultural disaster areas because of last month’s storms and flooding. Eleven parishes are primary disaster areas, and the others are adjacent to them, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said in a news release. The primary disaster areas are Acadia, […]

Tropical Storm Julia weakened into a depression and is expected to meander off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina for the next few days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday. Julia is located about 60 miles (95 km) south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph), […]

HURRICANE HERMINE HITS FLORIDA’S GULF COAST Tropical Storm Hermine by the numbers | 0:52 Hurricane Hermine is just hours from making landfall in Florida’s Big Bend area as a Category 1 hurricane. As of midnight, the National Hurricane Center reported that maximum sustained winds were 80 mph. Landfall is expected east of Apalachicola, near St. […]

Around 2 million people across the South braced for more devastating flooding and hail on Monday after days of relentless rain and violent thunderstorms left six dead and triggered evacuations. Flash-flood warnings were issued in Louisiana, Missouri and Tennessee overnight and into the morning, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, […]

In 2015, there were nearly 1,000 reports of tornadoes spanning the country from California to Florida to Massachusetts, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. More than dozen of those took lives, and even those that weren’t deadly, uprooted families, destroyed their homes and scattered their possessions. But now researchers say they’ve come up with […]