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Weather Floods

  • Opening up marketplace on flood insurance

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports possible regulatory changes could open up the market for private insurers.

  • Flooding and road closures stretched from east Texas into northwestern Florida after Cindy made landfall early on Thursday near the Louisiana- Texas border and weakened to a tropical depression, the National Weather Service said. At least two tornadoes were reported near Birmingham, Alabama, destroying several buildings and injuring at least four people,...

  • June 22- A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana- Texas border about 3 a.m. CT Thursday, then weakened as...

  • June 22- A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana- Texas border about 3 a.m. CT Thursday, then weakened as...

  • June 22- Tropical Storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday after reaching land near the Texas- Louisiana border, but heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes still threatened parts of several states, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to continue to weaken but still carry heavy rains as it moves over eastern Texas,...

  • June 22- Tropical storm Cindy moved inland near the Louisiana- Texas border on Thursday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and life-threatening conditions over the northern Gulf Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. "Life-threatening" flash flooding was possible as the storm could drop three to six inches of rain and as much as 12 inches in some parts of...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy churned slowly on Wednesday across the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landing on the Texas- Louisiana border, after claiming the life of a vacationing child and threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy weakened slightly on Wednesday afternoon as it headed toward landfall on the Texas- Louisiana border, but it still threatened to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the Louisiana...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast near the Texas- Louisiana border on Wednesday, threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm was moving northwest at nearly 10 miles per hour, and forecasters said they expect this motion to continue and landfall to be made...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy is likely to hit the Gulf Coast near the Texas- Louisiana border on Wednesday night, threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Cindy was projected to produce 6 to 9 inches of rain that could reach up to 12 inches in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and cause "...

  • June 20- Communities and oil refining and production facilities from Texas to Florida braced on Tuesday for potential disruptions as Tropical Storm Cindy strengthened over the U.S. On the forecast track, the center of Cindy will approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday, and move inland over southeastern Texas on Thursday,...

  • June 20- Communities and oil refining and production facilities from Texas to Florida braced on Tuesday for potential disruptions as Tropical Storm Cindy meandered over the U.S. It was expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday. "The winds aren't looking to get...

  • June 20- Oil traders from Texas to Louisiana braced on Tuesday for supply disruptions as Tropical Storm Cindy, formed in the U.S. It is expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday or Wednesday night, and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday, the NHC said. Cindy is expected to produce 6 to 9 inches of rain with...

  • LONDON— The Latest on the London high-rise fire:. Anger about the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London is being fueled by the feeling that safety problems with the building were ignored because the residents are mainly poor people in a largely affluent community. London police have clarified comments by a police commander, saying that an investigation has...

  • LONDON, June 13- Natural coastal habitats such as mangroves, coral reefs and salt marshes protect communities more effectively against coastal storms than seawalls, and insurers should consider this when pricing flood risk, Lloyd's of London said. Insurers should invest more in habitat conservation to reduce the risks from coastal floods, the report, by the...

  • NEW DELHI, May 30- Crop-nourishing monsoon rains lashed the Kerala coast of India's southwest on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department said, the earliest start to the rains since 2011 which should boost the world's fasting growing economy's agriculture. The monsoon delivers about 70 percent of India's annual rainfall, critical for the farm sector...

  • *Sri Lanka sees worst disaster from torrential rains since 2003. *Bangladesh still recovering from flash floods in April. DHAKA/ AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ May 29- Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned towards its low-lying coast and was expected to make landfall in the early hours of...

  • *Sri Lanka sees worst disaster from torrential rains since 2003. DHAKA/ AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ May 29- A severe and intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed at least 201 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. Floods and landslides in tropical Sri Lanka, off...

  • *Sri Lanka sees worst disaster from torrential rains since 2003. DHAKA/ AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ May 29- An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. Floods and landslides in tropical Sri Lanka, off India's...

  • *Sri Lanka sees worst disaster from torrential rains since 2003. AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka, May 29- A cyclone grew in strength as it churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in rural Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. Floods and landslides in tropical Sri Lanka, off...