09 Mar 2017

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 […]

08 Mar 2017

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. […]

04 Feb 2017

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 […]

26 Sep 2016

A federal lawsuit was filed late Thursday by three central Florida residents who live near a fertilizer plant where more than 200 million gallons of contaminated wastewater leaked into one of the state’s main underground sources of drinking water. The proposed class-action lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to recover damages, including for the residents’ possible losses of private […]

23 Sep 2016

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, […]

15 Sep 2016

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), […]

09 Sep 2016

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. […]

14 Mar 2016

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, […]

08 Mar 2016

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 […]

03 Mar 2016

The House Financial Services Committee this morning approved a proposal intended to encourage more private insurers to write flood insurance. The committee approved the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act (H.R. 2901), which seeks to clarify that private insurance is to be treated the same as federal flood insurance in cases where homeowners with […]