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Increasingly popular 'parametric insurance' helps farmers and others hit hard by extreme weather

Jul. 12, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

MINDANAO, Philippines (AP) — Joemar Flores, a spindly 28-year-old, gestured across his family’s farmland, nestled between a steep hill and a river, and expressed gratitude for the rice paddies in the distance. They’re still there, producing food and an income for him, thanks in...

Vermonters, pummeled by floods exactly a year apart, begin another cleanup

Jul. 12, 2024 08:07 AM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Owen Bradley has been listening to the flow of the Great Brook outside his historic brick house in Vermont for nearly 40 years. But the sound changed this week as raging waters inched closer, building to a torrent that tore through the back of the building, ripped off the...

Half a million Houston-area homes and businesses still won't have power into next week

Jul. 11, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — About half a million Houston-area homes and businesses will still be without electricity next week, the city's largest utility said Thursday, stoking the frustration of hot and weary residents and leading a top state official to call the pace of recovery from Hurricane Beryl “not...

At least 200 crocodiles crawl into cities as heavy rains hit northern Mexico, near Texas

Jul. 11, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heavy rains associated with Hurricane Beryl and the earlier Tropical Storm Alberto have led at least 200 crocodiles to enter urban areas in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, across from Texas, state and federal authorities said this week. So far,...

Devastated by record flooding and tornadoes, Iowa tallies over $130 million in storm damage

Jul. 11, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Record flooding and powerful tornadoes ravaged parts of Iowa for weeks this spring, destroying or damaging thousands of homes, closing roads and bridges and costing over $130 million in infrastructure damage, officials said Thursday. The disasters touched...

Families of workers killed in Idaho airport hangar collapse sue construction company

Jul. 11, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The families of two construction workers killed when an airport hangar in Idaho collapsed are suing several companies that were involved in the building process, alleging the businesses recklessly cut corners and used inappropriate materials for the build. The...

Weather service says Beryl's remnants spawned 4 Indiana tornadoes, including an EF-3

Jul. 11, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl spawned at least four tornadoes in Indiana, including an EF-3 twister with winds as high as 140 mph (225 kph) that tore through a small city in the state's southwestern corner, the National Weather Service said. The tornado...

Houston keeps buckling under storms like Beryl. The fixes aren't coming fast enough

Jul. 11, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sharon Carr is frustrated. Like many others who lost power after Hurricane Beryl slammed into the Texas coast earlier this week, she went to a cooling center in Houston to get relief from summer heat while the city's utility company warned that restoring everyone's electricity...

Landslide from heavy rain in Slovakia's High Tatras mountains traps 16 tourists, rescue service says

Jul. 11, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A landslide hit a tourist shelter trapping 16 people inside after a thunderstorm packing heavy rains moved through Slovakia’s High Tatras, the country's rescue service said Thursday. The incident took place in the Monkova Valley in the country’s...

South Africa's Cape Town is hit by more storms, with 4,500 people displaced by floods and damage

Jul. 11, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town and surrounding areas were hit by more storms Thursday that ripped roofs off houses and caused widespread flooding, forcing at least 4,500 people out of their homes and damaging at least 15,000 structures, authorities said. The...