Weather Floods

  • Deluxe Preparedness Kit

    A not-so-small cottage industry is now built around disaster preparation. While it never hurts to be prepared, say experts, how much of this industry is actually playing into people’s fears?

  • Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city

    To what degree a catastrophic event might be caused by climate change is impossible to measure at this stage, so global warming isn’t being directly priced into insurance premiums.

  • Damaged vehicles in parking lot of St. John's Hospital after tornado hit in Joplin, Missouri.

    Companies like ServiceMaster,  ServPro, Disaster Kleenup International and the Signature Group are ready to mobilize workers by the hundreds to respond to catastrophe for days and weeks on end.

  • Weather Impact on Insurance Stocks

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on what the devastating weather means for insurance companies, with Mike Bettes, The Weather Channel.

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    Economic reports could rule the markets Thursday, as investors get a fresh look at the jobs situation and the health of the housing market.

  • Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois.

    The swollen Mississippi River is washing away crops, harvests and jobs, the New York Times reports.

  • Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois.

    Experts in the corn, wheat and soy markets expect the sharp pullback in recent weeks to be little more than a temporary correction as heavy rain and strong demand cause prices to rebound.

  • Flooding Impact on Oil Refiners

    Insight on what flooding means for oil and refiners, with Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, and Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage.

  • Floodwater covers Beale Street at the edge of the Mississippi River May 7, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

    Having spent the last few days reporting from locations all over the lower part of Louisiana, it's clear that the "all clear" has yet to be given.

  • IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Criminal charges against the IMF chief, flood fears remain after a Mississippi river spillway is opened, and a rundown of retailers report earnings. Here's what we're watching…

  • The Great Flood of 2011

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the update on the South heading into a critical weekend as the Mississippi River swells.

  • Floodwater surrounds homes May 3, 2011 in East Prairie, Missouri. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.

    Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming leaned over a podium and warned the crowd gathered at a volunteer fire station that where they were standing was projected to be swamped by up to 15 feet of water from Mississippi River flooding. The crowd let out a collective gasp.

  • Floodwater engulfs a home after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri.

    Freaky Friday for the roller-coaster markets. The Army Corps of Engineers considers the lesser of two evils, while investors take a look at the sum of two consumer data reports. Here's what we're watching…

  • Out of the Woods?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson with a look at how floods in the south have impacted commodities and particularly, oil refineries.