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  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday as it barreled into New York City, forcing the closure of all bridges and tunnels into the largest U.S. city and prompting a travel ban on area highways. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,...

  • *Record tides cause major flooding in New Jersey, Delaware. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barreled into New York City, prompting a travel ban on area highways as high winds whipped up record-setting tides in New Jersey and Delaware. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

  • El Nino rains down on business Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 2:15 PM ET
    El Nino rains down on business

    The first wave of El Nino storms hit California this week. Roofers are booked solid with repairs, and Californians are flooding insurers with requests for flood insurance. Jane Wells discovered that when it rains, it pours, in more ways than one.

  • NOAA says 2015 was U.S.' second hottest year on record Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 1:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 7- Last year was the second hottest on record in the contiguous United States, and included 10 major weather and climate events, such as droughts and storms, that each led to over $1 billion in damages, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday. Much warmer than average annual temperatures were recorded across the West,...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Extreme weather in the United States during the last 10 days of December could bring insured losses for the month to more than $2 billion, reinsurance broker Aon Benfield said on Wednesday. At least 64 people were killed in the United States as a result of tornadoes, flooding, snowfall, hail and winds during that period, Aon Benfield said in its monthly...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 4- Insurers paid out around $27 billion for natural disaster claims last year with weather causing 94 percent of incidents, underscoring the challenge posed by climate change, data from reinsurer Munich Re showed on Monday. Munich Re said floods in the UK and Scandinavia from storm "Desmond" early last month may cause about 700 million euros in...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 4- Insurance claims from natural disasters such as storms and earthquakes fell to $27 billion in 2015 as the overall cost of natural catastrophes dropped to its lowest level since 2009, reinsurer Munich Re said on Monday. Insurance claims totalled $31 billion in 2014 and were also below the 10- year average of $56 billion, Munich Re said.

  • Record flooding in US Midwest Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Record flooding in US Midwest

    The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for 12 million Americans living in the Midwest.

  • Record flooding hits US Midwest, threatens South Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    A gas station in Missouri is submerged by flooding

    Swollen rivers in the U.S. Midwest and other regions brought flood warnings for over 12 million Americans on Wednesday.

  • The Environment Agency said Britain had faced an extraordinary period of severe weather and flooding in December, with consultants PwC warning that the latest deluge from Storm Frank could take total losses above 3 billion pounds. Further heavy rain was predicted to fall throughout Wednesday as the latest storm swept across northern England, Scotland and...

  • Missouri floods prompt state of emergency Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    Missouri floods prompt state of emergency

    More rain and flooding are expected in the Midwest prompting widespread evacuations in Missouri, reports NBC's Morgan Radford.

  • Winter floods trigger misery in Missouri Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 7:13 AM ET
    Winter floods trigger misery in Missouri

    NBC's Morgan Radford reports more rain and flooding are expected in the Midwest prompting widespread evacuations in Missouri.

  • 11 deaths due to flooding in Midwest Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    11 deaths due to flooding in Midwest

    The Weather Channel's Mike Siedel reports from Amarillo, Texas, on the aftermath of blizzards in Texas, and dangerous flooding in the Midwest.

  • Slow & go roads after deadly winter weather Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Slow & go roads after deadly winter weather

    The Weather Channel's Reynolds Wolf reports from Oklahoma City on sleet and ice covering the roads throughout the city.

  • Blizzards expected to follow deadly tornadoes in Southwest

    The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel reports on more bad weather after deadly winter weather hit parts of the central U.S. over the holiday weekend.

  • Blizzard to follow deadly tornadoes in Southwest Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 7:26 AM ET
    Blizzard to follow deadly tornadoes in Southwest

    A winter weather watch remains in effect after a series of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms hit the central U.S. over the weekend, reports The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel.

  • Deadly weather rips through central US Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 6:20 AM ET
    An American flag placed by first responders is seen December 27, 2015 in the aftermath of a tornado in Rowlett, Texas. At least 11 people lost their lives as tornadoes tore through Texas, authorities said, as they searched home to home for possible more victims of the freak storms lashing the southern United States.

    The Weather Channel's Kelly Cass reports thunderstorms, tornadoes and flood watch remain in effect as a series of severe storms sweep across the nation.

  • Devastating floods cause $750M damage across UK Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    A Carlisle resident wades through flood water

    Record-breaking rainfall caused by a winter storm named Storm Desmond has devastated towns and cities across the north of England.

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 5- India deployed hundreds of extra soldiers and relief workers to the flooded city of Chennai on Saturday, as residents said the government has been too slow to respond to the havoc wrought by the heaviest rains in a century. About 280 people have died across Tamil Nadu state since it was hit by torrential rains on Dec. 1 that left large sections of...