HONOLULU— A Pacific tempest packing hurricane force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems. "The good news is, it looks like we've dodged a bullet," Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said. "It was a fortuitous track," said Chris Brenchley, a meteorologist for...» Read More
NAPA, Calif. Aug 28- During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California.
STOCKHOLM, Aug 18- Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.
NBC's Jennifer Bjorklund reports Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall in Hawaii with up to 11 inches of rain, and the islands are under flash flood warnings.
The Weather Channel Jim Cantore reports from Hilo, Hawaii, where residents are bracing for two rare hurricanes.
A broken water main on Sunset Boulevard sent millions of gallons of water gushing through the UCLA campus on Tuesday.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 1- Eight hurricane-free years in Florida and a seller's market in catastrophe bonds have fortified the state against the cost of major storm damage as the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. "Florida is in its best position in a decade," said Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute.
MAGLAJ, Bosnia/ BELGRADE, May 20- When the waters receded, hundreds of employees at the paper and pulp factory in the Bosnian town of Maglaj turned up for work.
*Africa launches its first sovereign risk insurance pool. *Climate change seen major risk to Africa. On May 1, Africa launched its first sovereign risk pool insurance scheme, marking a major policy shift in the way climatic events such as droughts, and from next year floods, will be tackled by the world's poorest continent.
LONDON, May 15- British energy network operator National Grid will spend more money on its U.S. business in coming years to help protect its cables and pipelines against heavy storms, it said on Thursday.
Severe U.K. winter floods and storms will cost insurers around £1.2 billion ($2.0 billion), but the hit to the sector's earnings could be "limited".
NBC News Investigative Reporter Bill Dedman talks about how FEMA's flood zone changes are causing insurance premium hikes.
Heavy storms that have flooded around 6,000 U.K. homes could knock more than 1 percent off economic growth, a U.K. economist told CNBC on Monday.
Nick Dixon, an ITV reporter, talks to a family affected by the severe U.K. flooding. The family say they are "devastated".
Richard Holt, regional economist at Capital Economics, discusses the economic impact of the severe floods that have hit the U.K.
Jeremy Haynes, insurance partner at Deloitte, says that if the flooding in the U.K. continues, the costs to insurers could surpass $1 billion.
A law that was designed to curb deficits in the national flood insurance program is now the target of repeals.
As more severe weather events hit the country, analysts say the U.S. continues to suffer from a lack of preparation to handle them.
Cutbacks on subsidies for flood insurance are causing premiums to rise. Meanwhile, those who have coverage see difficulties in filing claims.
NBC News' Joe Fryer reports Colorado is keeping an eye on 10 oil spills, where 2 are considered significant.
Nearly a year after Super Storm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, a fire has blazed through dozens of businesses on the Seaside Park boardwalk. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the latest. And NBC's Leanne Gregg reports from Boulder, Colorado, after 3 days of extremely heavy rain and floods killed at least 3 people.