• Hurricane Irene: Preparing for Power Outages     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    Advice for residents of the Northeast during a possible power outage, with Vanessa Baird-Streeter, Long Island Power Authority.

  • Heading Into Irene's Path     Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    The Weather Channel's Mike Siedel has the details on how North Carolina, and particularly the Outer Banks, is preparing for a potentially intense hurricane, with Dare County Commissioner Mike Johnson.

  • Insurers Track a Powerful Hurricane     Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 6:38 AM ET

    Insurers are left wondering what the cost of the damage will be. Insight with Robert Hartwig, Insurance Information Institute.

  • Seven States With Sky-High Insurance Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    With forecasters predicting 12 to 18 named storms in 2011, homeowners in the Southern United States may already be looking past the sunny days of summer and bracing for the hurricane season. Insurance providers have already bet on it. Homeowners in certain hurricane prone states are at the mercy of an entirely separate insurance market — the so-called “market of last resort” — created to pick up the slack from private insurers who don't provide coverage for hurricanes — or, for that matter, torn

    See average annual homeowners insurance premiums in these states, as well as average windstorm insurance premiums from the least expensive to the most expensive.

  • CNBC Poll: Is FEMA Doing A Good Job? Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    Six years after Hurricane Katrina and countless subsequent disasters many are still questioning the effectiveness of  the Federal Emergency Management Agency . 

  • Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    This year has already been a record one for storm damage, with more severe weather of all kinds.

  • Disaster Prevention Spawns a Cottage Industry Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:34 AM ET
    Deluxe Preparedness Kit

    A not-so-small cottage industry is now built around disaster preparation. While it never hurts to be prepared, say experts, how much of this industry is actually playing into people’s fears?

  • Insurance Industry Grapples With Climate Change Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city

    To what degree a catastrophic event might be caused by climate change is impossible to measure at this stage, so global warming isn’t being directly priced into insurance premiums.

  • Cleaning Up On The Clean-Up of Natural Disasters Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Damaged vehicles in parking lot of St. John's Hospital after tornado hit in Joplin, Missouri.

    Companies like ServiceMaster,  ServPro, Disaster Kleenup International and the Signature Group are ready to mobilize workers by the hundreds to respond to catastrophe for days and weeks on end.

  • Flood Threatens Nuclear Plants & Crops     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:21 AM ET

    NBC's Mike Taibbi reports on rising flood waters threatening nuclear plants in Nebraska, and Virginia McGathey, McGathey Commodities and Scott Shellady, ICAP US discusses how floods are impacting agricultural commodities prices.

  • Market Higher Despite Negative News     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    What's driving market optimism despite a global wall of worry? Matthew Cheslock, Cohen Capital Group; Michael Sansoterra, RidgeWorth Large Cap Growth Fund; and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss.

  • Crazy Weather and Commodities     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Analysis of last year's catastrophic weather and its impact on the price of commodities, with Jeff Masters, WeatherUnderground.com meteorology director, and Sterling Smith, Country Hedging.

  • The Midwestern Flood Effect     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 2:23 PM ET

    Regulators are keeping an eye on two Nebraska nuclear plants as rising flood waters threaten to overtake them. Meanwhile, rising flood waters in North Dakota have residents bracing for the worst, with NBC's Janel Klein.

  • Weather Worst Case Scenario Costs     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

    Discussing how to plan, if weather-related disasters happen, with Michael Hicks, Ball State University; Addison Armstrong,Tradition Energy, Scott Bernhardt, Planalytics, and CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Global Weather Woes     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the unusual weather sweeping the globe.

  • Weather Impact on Insurance Stocks     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on what the devastating weather means for insurance companies, with Mike Bettes, The Weather Channel.

  • Economic Impact of Mississippi Flood     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 9:07 AM ET

    NBC's Janet Shamlian takes a look at the river cresting in Mississippi and what people in the region expect the damage to be.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Economic Reports Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 8:26 PM ET

    Economic reports could rule the markets Thursday, as investors get a fresh look at the jobs situation and the health of the housing market.

  • Flooding Takes Vast Economic Toll, and It’s Hardly Done Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:30 AM ET
    Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois.

    The swollen Mississippi River is washing away crops, harvests and jobs, the New York Times reports.

  • The Great Flood of 2011     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    NBC'S Jay Gray with details on latest efforts to protect homes and buildings along the flooded Mississippi River.

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