Weather Floods

  • 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 industry group for the country's insurers said on Thursday. The losses far exceed those from the Alberta floods of 2013, which cost about C $1.7 billion in claims, according to the...

  • 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 industry group for the country's insurers said on Thursday. The losses exceed the North American ice storm in 1998 and the Alberta floods of 2013, which both cost about C $1.9 billion,...

  • Lt. Dennis Feazell, of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, rows his boat as he and a co-worker search flooded homes in Rainelle, W. Va., June 25, 2016.

    West Virginia floods could cost agribusinesses more than $10 million in losses, though the exact amount is still being tallied.

  • A vehicle rests on the roof after flooding near White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Friday, June 24, 2016.

    Powerful storms in West Virginia left fourteen people dead and thousands without power. NBC News reports.

  • Southeast on Tuesday, triggering a mix of floods, hazardous surf and other severe weather conditions in a broad swath between Florida and North Carolina as it moved out to sea. The storm, located 45 miles south of coastal North Carolina at 8:00 a.m. EDT, could strengthen further but was expected to dissipate over the Atlantic Ocean over the next day, the U.S....

  • June 7- Strong winds and heavy rainful were expected across the southeastern United States on Tuesday even as the center of Tropical Storm Colin was moving into the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was 90 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina, at 4 a.m. eastern time and moving at 31 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Florida Governor Rick Scott,...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday sweeping northern Florida with heavy rainfall and strong winds as it headed northeast toward southeastern Georgia and coast of North and South Carolina. As Colin blasted 50 mph winds at Florida, a tornado was reported in Lee County Florida, the National Weather Service said. Florida Governor Rick...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday and was moving across northern Florida, unleashing thunderstorms and flooding while the state's governor activated the National Guard ahead of its landfall. A tropical storm warning was in effect for northern Florida north into North Carolina on Tuesday morning. Florida Governor Rick Scott, who had...

  • OTTAWA, May 31- The Canadian government needs to do more to mitigate climate disasters such as floods and wildfires, a top green watchdog said on Tuesday as the Alberta town of Fort McMurray struggled to recover from a huge inferno. Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand said Ottawa should share more data with provincial policy-makers about long-term severe...

  • May 27- A tropical storm warning, the year's first for the United States, was issued on Friday by the National Weather Service for the coast of South Carolina, five days before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. The bulletin, posted by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, warned of tropical storm conditions reaching South Carolina's...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 25- Flooding in Argentina has cut into the country's expected soybean output by 4 million to 8 million tonnes, even as higher-than-expected yields in dryer areas offset some of the losses, local farm analysts said on Wednesday. But analyst Pablo Adreani, of the Buenos Aires- based AgriPAC consultancy, said flood losses far outweigh gains...

  • OTTAWA, May 18- Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the head of the country's property insurance industry group said on Wednesday. A wildfire sweeping through the heavily forested oil sands region of Alberta near the town of Fort McMurray could eventually cost...

  • OTTAWA, May 18- Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the country's property insurance industry group said on Wednesday. A wildfire sweeping through the heavily forested oil sands region of Alberta near the town of Fort McMurray could eventually cost C $6...

  • Alberta's premiere, Rachel Notley, will lead local officials and media on an inspection of Fort McMurray, whose 88,000 inhabitants fled the blaze that broke out on May 1. Canada's largest property and casualty insurer Intact Financial Corp expects to suffer losses ranging from C $130 million to C $160 million from the wildfire. Previous analysts' estimates,...

  • TORONTO, May 5- A wildfire in the Alberta city of Fort McMurray could cost insurers as much as C $9 billion, making it by far the costliest ever Canadian natural disaster, according to research by Bank of Montreal Capital Markets. The bill for insurers was C $700 million in that fire, and the Fort McMurray fire is bigger and the properties more valuable.

  • TORONTO, May 4- A wildfire in the Alberta city of Fort McMurray is set to become the costliest ever Canadian natural disaster for insurers, with 1,600 buildings destroyed and another 19,000 under threat, analysts and industry sources say. The fire in Slave Lake, a small town 250 km northwest of the city of Edmonton, led to the destruction of 374 homes, less than a...

  • Spring storm expands carrying tornadoes, large hail, strong winds

    The weather system moves into the Mississippi Valley and South on Wednesday.

  • Massive flooding in Houston

    The Power Lunch panel discuss the massive flooding that took place in Houston.

  • Houston hit by historic flood

    A historic storm brings more than 240 billion gallons of rainfall to the area.

  • Flood problems just beginning in the South

    Forecasters say major river flooding is expected to continue for many days.