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Weather Floods

  • Hurricane

    Hurricane Irene is expected to cause billions of dollars in damage in 14 states along the eastern U.S. seacoast, but property/casualty insurance companies are not expected to see much of a hit from damage claims.

  • Residents in N.C. Prep for Irene

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the story on how residents in North Carolina are preparing for the hurricane.

  • NYC's Financial Flood Zones

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details on New Yorkers preparing for a possible evacuation in anticipation of strong storm surges from Hurricane Irene.

  • Hurricane Irene: Preparing for Power Outages

    Advice for residents of the Northeast during a possible power outage, with Vanessa Baird-Streeter, Long Island Power Authority.

  • Heading Into Irene's Path

    The Weather Channel's Mike Siedel has the details on how North Carolina, and particularly the Outer Banks, is preparing for a potentially intense hurricane, with Dare County Commissioner Mike Johnson.

  • With forecasters predicting 12 to 18 named storms in 2011, homeowners in the Southern United States may already be looking past the sunny days of summer and bracing for the hurricane season. Insurance providers have already bet on it. Homeowners in certain hurricane prone states are at the mercy of an entirely separate insurance market — the so-called “market of last resort” — created to pick up the slack from private insurers who don't provide coverage for hurricanes — or, for that matter, torn

    See average annual homeowners insurance premiums in these states, as well as average windstorm insurance premiums from the least expensive to the most expensive.

  • Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    Six years after Hurricane Katrina and countless subsequent disasters many are still questioning the effectiveness of  the Federal Emergency Management Agency . 

  • Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    This year has already been a record one for storm damage, with more severe weather of all kinds.

  • 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.