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Meteorological Disasters

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  • No opposition to revised hurricane insurance discounts - a coincidence?

    No opposition to revised hurricane insurance discounts - a coincidence?
    Have you ever been chatted up at an inopportune time? That happened Tuesday to Wayne Bertsch, a lobbyist who was in the state Capitol getting ready to speak out against changes proposed by regulators for hurricane insurance discounts. Another lobbyist...
  • Driven by disaster

    Driven by disaster
    Last Feb. 27, Project: Prom Dress raised $4,000 to benefit the American Red Cross in Howard County. The next day, a fire swept through an apartment complex in Columbia and, just like that, the funds were completely spent on the four families displaced...
  • Citizens insurance to vote on downsizing policies, increasing parts of budget

    Citizens insurance to vote on downsizing policies, increasing parts of budget
    Citizens Property Insurance’s board will consider approving a plan Wednesday to shrink and reduce its financial risk to Floridians. All automobile and property insurance policyholders in the state would be charged fees if a major hurricane...
  • Light rainfall prevented another disaster

    Having dodged a bullet when this week’s rainfall was not as heavy as anticipated, officials continue to call on La Cañada Flintridge residents to clear away yard waste and debris generated by the recent windstorm before more rain arrives. The city...
  • WSI: Seven hurricanes in 2012

    WSI: Seven hurricanes in 2012
    With the holidays in full swing and the first day of winter arriving on Thursday, no one wants to think about the upcoming hurricane season. Just the same, WSI, part of The Weather Channel Companies, released its initial projections for 2012 on...
  • FSU report: Citizens insurance should raise rates and reduce coverage

    FSU report: Citizens insurance should raise rates and reduce coverage
    Citizens Property Insurance should raise rates by more than the 10 percent allowed under state law and it should reduce coverage, according to a recent report from Florida State University's storm risk management center. The report comes weeks before the...
  • Hurricane Irene didn't stir up too much trouble in Chesapeake Bay, scientists say

    Scientists say the huge sediment plume that lumbered down Chesapeake Bay following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee didn’t cause the widespread damage they feared. The Susquehanna Flats, a circular area where the Susquehanna River meets the...
  • Inland storm risk rises — so will home insurance

    Inland storm risk rises — so will home insurance
    Your insurance rates are set to skyrocket. We are about to feel the same premium pain felt on the coast, where the cost of hurricane insurance is almost making home ownership unaffordable. It doesn't matter that Orlando hasn't been hit by a hurricane...
  • Forestry workers specialize in dealing with disaster

    Forestry workers specialize in dealing with disaster
    The same people who have been battling wildfires in South Florida in past weeks might end up saving your life, should a hurricane hit.  With little fanfare, they’ve helped scores of people in past storms. These are the firefighters, foresters and...
  • Business in natural disasters

    Business in natural disasters
    Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield. But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use. The twister, one of the...
  • Our Laguna: Warm and witty honors for Laguna's 'rescuer'

    Ann Hutchinson Quilter has never been one to pat herself on the back, not even at a luncheon in her honor. Speakers at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club Woman of the Year luncheon heaped praise on Quilter for her accomplishments on behalf of the city. But...