Heavy Snow Collapses Barn Roof at Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Article 0 Comments Heavy snow has caused some structural damage at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Authorities say part of the roof of the cattle barn gave way Tuesday night. No one was hurt. The 99-year-old brick barn is used for storage during the winter months. The extent of the damage […]

Maryland Man Who Suffered Brain Damage from Lead Paint Wins $2M

Article 0 Comments A Baltimore, Md., jury has awarded around $2 million to a man who has permanent brain damage from being exposed to lead paint as a child. The Daily Record reports a jury on Friday awarded 24-year-old Savon Johnson $1.1 million in economic damages and $1.1 million in […]

Some Wisconsin Farm Buildings Buckling Under Weight of Snow

Article 2 Comments Wisconsin farmers are facing a buildup of snow that’s causing damage to some structures as the state continues to get hit by unrelenting winter weather. Some farmers are watching their buildings buckle under the weight of snow because the strength of these structures is often compromised by […]

Hurricane Florence Demonstrates Perils of Being Underinsured/Uninsured, Says RMS

Article 0 Comments Hurricane Florence caused extensive freshwater flood damage in the Carolinas and parts of Virginia in September—and about 70 percent of those flood losses will be uninsured, according to RMS. “The insured loss for Florence will be between $2.8 billion and $5 billion, which includes all the perils […]

Edison Trying to Shift Blame for California Mudslides

Article 0 Comments Edison International said much of the damage from the mudslides that swept through the coastal town of Montecito last year was the result of poorly designed and maintained debris basins for which local governments are responsible. The parent company and its Southern California Edison Co. utility filed […]

Severe Weather in Canada Cost Insurers C$1.9 Billion in 2018: IBC

Article 0 Comments Insured damage from severe weather events across Canada reached C$1.9 billion (US$1.4 billion) in 2018, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), quoting statistics from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. Severe weather across Canada continues to highlight the financial costs of climate change to insurers and […]

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Article 0 Comments Officials say there are no reports of damage after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered near Hayward, or about 50 miles north of Oklahoma City. It had a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 that was […]

More Than 1,000 Properties Still Not Inspected After Alaska Quake

Article 0 Comments About 1,200 properties in the Anchorage area are waiting for damage inspections more than a month after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook south-central Alaska, city officials said. The deadline to apply for a state individual assistance grant is Jan. 29, but city officials said residents do not […]

5.0M Quake That Hit Alaska Was Aftershock, Experts Say

Article 0 Comments A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Alaska residents on New Year’s Eve but no damage or injuries were reported. The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed the quake occurred Monday around 6 p.m. in the Cook Inlet region. It was widely felt in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The […]

2 Tornadoes Cause Damage in North Carolina

Article 0 Comments Two tornadoes have caused damage in coastal North Carolina. The National Weather Service said two tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon. One tornado hit Emerald Isle and the other hit near Cape Carteret. There were no reported injuries or deaths. The National Weather Service said multiple houses had […]