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  • Multiple weather events in the United States, which included hail storms in Texas, earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, floods in Europe and wildfires in Fort McMurray in Canada were among the natural catastrophes covered in the company's loss estimate. The Zurich- based insurer said on Tuesday it expects pre-tax losses to total $390 million in the second quarter,...

  • BEIJING, July 12- Recent natural disasters in China have had a relatively large impact on the economy, Premier Li Keqiang said, according to state radio on Tuesday. In the last few weeks, China has been hit by super typhoon Nepartak and severe flooding, which killed more than 100 people and damaged infrastructure, livestock and agriculture. China will try to...

  • TAIPEI, July 8- Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supplies and grounding more than 600 flights, authorities said. Television showed toppled motorcycles and signboards being ripped from buildings and swept across roads in southeast Taiwan, where the year's first typhoon made landfall.

  • *Expected to weaken, hit China's Fujian province on Saturday. TAIPEI, July 8- Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supply and forcing the cancellation of more than 600 flights, emergency authorities said. By afternoon, the typhoon moved into the Taiwan Strait, weakening as it headed towards...

  • *Expected to weaken, hit China's Fujian province on Saturday. TAIPEI, July 8- Super typhoon Nepartak hit eastern Taiwan early on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supply and forcing the cancellation of more than 500 flights, emergency authorities said. Television broadcast images of strong wind and torrential rains brought...

  • CALGARY, July 7- Insured losses from the May wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, are expected to total C $3.58 billion, making it the costliest-ever Canadian natural disaster, an insurance industry group said on Thursday. The losses far exceed those from the Alberta floods of 2013, which cost about C $1.7 billion in claims, the Insurance Bureau of Canada said in a...

  • CALGARY, July 7- Insured losses from the May wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, are expected to total C $3.58 billion, making it the costliest-ever Canadian natural disaster, an industry group for the country's insurers said on Thursday. The losses far exceed those from the Alberta floods of 2013, which cost about C $1.7 billion in claims, according to the...

  • CALGARY, July 7- Insured losses from the May wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, are expected to total C $3.58 billion, making it the costliest-ever Canadian natural disaster, an industry group for the country's insurers said on Thursday. The losses exceed the North American ice storm in 1998 and the Alberta floods of 2013, which both cost about C $1.9 billion,...

  • Lt. Dennis Feazell, of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, rows his boat as he and a co-worker search flooded homes in Rainelle, W. Va., June 25, 2016.

    West Virginia floods could cost agribusinesses more than $10 million in losses, though the exact amount is still being tallied.

  • A vehicle rests on the roof after flooding near White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Friday, June 24, 2016.

    Powerful storms in West Virginia left fourteen people dead and thousands without power. NBC News reports.

  • Southeast on Tuesday, triggering a mix of floods, hazardous surf and other severe weather conditions in a broad swath between Florida and North Carolina as it moved out to sea. The storm, located 45 miles south of coastal North Carolina at 8:00 a.m. EDT, could strengthen further but was expected to dissipate over the Atlantic Ocean over the next day, the U.S....

  • June 7- Strong winds and heavy rainful were expected across the southeastern United States on Tuesday even as the center of Tropical Storm Colin was moving into the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was 90 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina, at 4 a.m. eastern time and moving at 31 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Florida Governor Rick Scott,...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday sweeping northern Florida with heavy rainfall and strong winds as it headed northeast toward southeastern Georgia and coast of North and South Carolina. As Colin blasted 50 mph winds at Florida, a tornado was reported in Lee County Florida, the National Weather Service said. Florida Governor Rick...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday and was moving across northern Florida, unleashing thunderstorms and flooding while the state's governor activated the National Guard ahead of its landfall. A tropical storm warning was in effect for northern Florida north into North Carolina on Tuesday morning. Florida Governor Rick Scott, who had...

  • OTTAWA, May 31- The Canadian government needs to do more to mitigate climate disasters such as floods and wildfires, a top green watchdog said on Tuesday as the Alberta town of Fort McMurray struggled to recover from a huge inferno. Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand said Ottawa should share more data with provincial policy-makers about long-term severe...

  • May 27- A tropical storm warning, the year's first for the United States, was issued on Friday by the National Weather Service for the coast of South Carolina, five days before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. The bulletin, posted by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, warned of tropical storm conditions reaching South Carolina's...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 25- Flooding in Argentina has cut into the country's expected soybean output by 4 million to 8 million tonnes, even as higher-than-expected yields in dryer areas offset some of the losses, local farm analysts said on Wednesday. But analyst Pablo Adreani, of the Buenos Aires- based AgriPAC consultancy, said flood losses far outweigh gains...

  • OTTAWA, May 18- Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the head of the country's property insurance industry group said on Wednesday. A wildfire sweeping through the heavily forested oil sands region of Alberta near the town of Fort McMurray could eventually cost...

  • OTTAWA, May 18- Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the country's property insurance industry group said on Wednesday. A wildfire sweeping through the heavily forested oil sands region of Alberta near the town of Fort McMurray could eventually cost C $6...

  • Alberta's premiere, Rachel Notley, will lead local officials and media on an inspection of Fort McMurray, whose 88,000 inhabitants fled the blaze that broke out on May 1. Canada's largest property and casualty insurer Intact Financial Corp expects to suffer losses ranging from C $130 million to C $160 million from the wildfire. Previous analysts' estimates,...