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  • 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.

  • Floods inflict grievous blow on frail Balkan economies Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    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.

  • BOSTON, March 16- Bargain store chains are flooding into North American malls and shopping centers like never before, upstaging old mainstays like J.C. Penney and Sears that are reeling from the one-two punch of an ailing economy and competition from online stores.

  • 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".

  • Shifting flood zones impact insurance rates     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    NBC News Investigative Reporter Bill Dedman talks about how FEMA's flood zone changes are causing insurance premium hikes.

  • ‘Absolute core’ of UK economy hit by storms Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    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".

  • The economic impact of the UK floods     Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Richard Holt, regional economist at Capital Economics, discusses the economic impact of the severe floods that have hit the U.K.

  • UK floods could cost insurers over $1 billion: Pro     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jeremy Haynes, insurance partner at Deloitte, says that if the flooding in the U.K. continues, the costs to insurers could surpass $1 billion.

  • Flood insurance battle reaching high-water mark Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    Flood damage in Salina, Colo., in 2013

    A law that was designed to curb deficits in the national flood insurance program is now the target of repeals.

  • No more superstorms, please. We're not quite ready Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    A New Jersey community after Hurricane Sandy.

    As more severe weather events hit the country, analysts say the U.S. continues to suffer from a lack of preparation to handle them.

  • Flood insurance prices: 5 feet high and risin' Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:33 PM ET
    Floods swamp a house near the town of Hygiene, Colo.

    Cutbacks on subsidies for flood insurance are causing premiums to rise. Meanwhile, those who have coverage see difficulties in filing claims.

  • Colorado floods trigger oil spills     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    NBC News' Joe Fryer reports Colorado is keeping an eye on 10 oil spills, where 2 are considered significant.

  • Boardwalk blaze & Colorado floods     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    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.

  • Floods & fire, Colorado & Jersey     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the fire that destroyed the Seaside Park boardwalk, hitting an area recovering from Super Storm Sandy. Also, 3 days of heavy rain have triggered flooding in Colorado, killing at least 3 people. NBC's Leanne Gregg has the details.

  • Flash floods crush Colorado     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Days of heavy rain are triggering serious flash floods in the northern part of the Centennial State, reports NBC's Leanne Gregg.

  • Boulder: Floods rage 'like Colorado River'     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Colorado residents were told to move to higher ground today, as flash flooding continued to devastate the area around Boulder. Unfortunately, forecasters don't expect the floods to let up any time soon. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

  • Tiger Woods' home sinking?     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    Tiger Woods reportedly started noticing doors scraping the floors, and cracks in walls at his home in Jupiter Island, Florida. CNBC's Sue Herera reports.