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  • 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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 5- India deployed hundreds of extra soldiers and relief workers to the flooded city of Chennai on Saturday, as criticism mounted that the government has been slow to respond to the heaviest rains in a century. Chennai has boomed as a centre for vehicle factories and IT outsourcing, but trash-filled drains and building on lake beds in the rush to...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 4- Rains eased in the flood-hit city of Chennai in southern India on Friday, raising hopes that rescue efforts could pick up, after the death of 18 patients at a private hospital added to the official toll of 280 confirmed killed in the disaster. The commercial airport of Chennai will also be partly opened on Saturday after being shut for the past...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 4- Rescue helicopters were grounded on Friday by renewed rains that spread fear in the flood-struck Indian city of Chennai, while the death of 14 patients at a private hospital added to the official toll of 280 confirmed killed in the disaster. Many residents have spent days stranded on rooftops since more than 345 mm of rain fell over 24 hours on...

  • *Chaotic urban growth a factor behind Chennai flooding. NEW DELHI/ BENGALURU, India, Dec 4- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand designs to build 100 futuristic' smart' cities in India, but as this week's devastating flooding in Chennai shows, fixing today's accident-prone metropolises appears to be the more pressing task. Similar floods struck Mumbai in 2005...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 3- The Indian military struggled to evacuate thousands of residents stranded in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday as the death toll from flooding rose to 269 after the heaviest cloudburst in over a century. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has blamed climate change for the deluge, travelled to Chennai to get a first-hand view of a...