Weather Floods

  • Historic flooding in Louisiana

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Louisiana's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy.

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Japanese government bonds edged down on Monday, in thin trading as investors in weather-battered Tokyo awaited a U.S. Treasuries slipped on Friday, and Japan's Nikkei stock index ended up 0.3 percent on Monday, which put mild pressure on JGBs. Volume was thin as Typhoon Mindulle swept over Japan's capital, causing flooding and interrupting some...

  • Louisiana flood crisis is far from over

    Immense flooding has wreaked havoc on Louisiana and businesses and people are trying to help.

  • Baton Rouge floods break records

    The floods have scientists questioning if the event was rare or could occur more often.

  • This aerial image shows flooded areas of North Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

    While torrential rains were expected to ease in Louisiana, forecasters warned the threat wasn't over, NBC News reports.

  • Death tolls rises to 6 in historic Louisiana flooding

    NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports the latest on the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Aug 6- Tropical Depression Earl was expected to dissipate over Mexico later on Saturday after it was downgraded from a tropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Forecasters were still warning that the storm could produce dangerous flash floods and mudslides with rainfall up to 18 inches in some areas in the Mexican states of Guerrero, Hidalgo,...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 5- Tropical storm Earl moved along Mexico's Gulf coast on Friday, dumping large amounts of rain in southern states after battering Belize, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm will produce 8 to 12 inches of rain in parts of the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco and Veracruz, the hurricane center said. Before crossing Mexico's...

  • BELIZE CITY, Aug 4- Tropical Storm Earl whipped Belize and Mexico's Caribbean coast with wind and heavy rain, battering cars, disrupting transportation and forcing hundreds into shelters as it moved through Guatemala toward southeastern Mexico on Thursday. Some flights to the Mexican seaside resort Chetumal and from the city of Campeche were canceled due to...

  • The aftermath of flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland.

    Flash floods ripped through Ellicott City, Maryland on Saturday after nearly six inches of rain fell in two hours.

  • "Investors and certified analysts are trying to figure out how much underlying margins will shrink, going forward," Amit Kumar, an analyst at Macquarie Research, told Reuters. Insurers have also been hit by claims stemming from hail storms in Texas, earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador and floods in Europe during the quarter. Pre-tax catastrophe losses, net of...

  • Travelers said its second-quarter earnings were hit by a series of weather-related and other natural disasters, including the Fort McMurray wildfires in Canada's Alberta oil sands region. Insurers have also been flooded with claims stemming from hail storms in Texas, earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador as well as floods in Europe. Travelers' net income fell 18...

  • Travelers said its earnings were hit by a series of weather-related and other natural disasters, including the Fort McMurray wildfires in Canada's Alberta oil sands region. Hail storms in Texas, earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador and floods in Europe also hit insurers during the quarter. Travelers' net income fell to $664 million, or $2.24 per share, in the second...

  • SYDNEY, July 20- Ken Brinsden rode Australia's iron ore boom up and then down as head of Atlas Iron. Tesla Corp said in May it plans to build 500,000 new electric cars a year by 2018 and lithium will be the key element in that expansion. Far East Capital fund manager Warwick Grigor likens Australian lithium stocks to a "crapshoot" and a "casino for uneducated investors.

  • 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...