| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:50 PM
MANILA, Philippines Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, as the most powerful cyclone in three decades forced hundreds of thousands from their homes and cut power supplies.
Haiyan was packing maximum sustained winds of 146 miles per...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:12 AM
It didn't take storm Sandy one year ago to interest Munich Re, parent company of Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., in climate and meteorological research.
The German reinsurer has been exploring the subject since the 1970s and has...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A year ago, Superstorm Sandy rushed ashore in New Jersey and created a path of destruction. As the nation remembers the first anniversary of the deadliest and most costly storm of the 2012 season, here are five questions worth pondering:
1. Was Sandy...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:43 PM
(AP) - Kansas officials say President Barack Obama has issued a federal disaster declaration for 46 counties hit by severe storms, high winds, tornadoes and floods from July 22 to Aug. 22. Tuesday's declaration allows the counties to apply for federal...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:13 AM
A new survey by The Travelers Cos. found that Americans say the world is getting riskier, and they are worried about money and financial concerns more than anything else.
The property-casualty insurer conducted its first ever Consumer Risk Index, which...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Wretched weather continued to hamper rescue efforts in Colorado on Sunday as officials released damage estimates illustrating the magnitude of the disaster.
By the numbers, here's some analysis of what we know about Colorado's floods, along with what we...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far.
Summer is almost over, and as of Tuesday morning, not a single hurricane had formed this year....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As a "sudden wealth" financial planner, I take great pride in helping others determine where they are going and how to get there. I consider myself an eternal optimist. In my mind, the glass is not half empty or half full -- it is well on its way to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:37 PM
A week after torrential rains forced massive flooding across eastern Colorado, the huge volume of water is moving east -- literally rolling down the river toward Nebraska.
Even as Colorado continues to deal with the aftermath of its flooding disaster,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:36 AM
After a day of “intense and comprehensive” work by detectives, the number of Colorado residents unaccounted for in flood-damaged communities fell sharply, state officials said.
The Colorado Office of Emergency Management reports that 201...