Latest Property damage News

Florida lawmakers set to meet on ailing insurance market

Dec. 06, 2022 12:56 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature will meet next week for a special session on property insurance and property tax relief in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Ian, officials announced Tuesday. The leaders of the Florida House and Senate issued the proclamation...

Christmas tree sellers feel effects of New Mexico wildfire

Dec. 06, 2022 10:03 AM EST

MORA, N.M. (AP) — The Monday after Thanksgiving, Deanna Trujillo stood in the bed of her truck, watching Christmas tree after Christmas tree pile up in her trailer. There were 101 in total — Trujillo, who sells Mora-grown Christmas trees every year, has to keep careful count for...

Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Dec. 05, 2022 05:18 AM EST

SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (AP) — Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains. Mount Semeru in Lumajang...

Fire damages 2 downtown Columbus commercial buildings

Dec. 04, 2022 13:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A fire in downtown Columbus destroyed a commercial building containing offices and a photo studio and left three firefighters with minor injuries early Sunday. A passerby discovered the fire and called 911 around midnight. When firefighters arrived within...

Rays moving spring camp due to damage caused by hurricane

Dec. 01, 2022 23:40 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are relocating their spring base for 2023 due to extensive damage to team training facilities caused by Hurricane Ian. The Rays have trained since 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida, about 90 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and intend to...

Deep South tornado outbreak: 2 dead from twister in the dark

Nov. 30, 2022 18:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A twister roaring out of the darkness smashed through a small Alabama community early Wednesday during an outbreak of tornadoes across the Deep South, killing a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son on a street where generations of one family lived. One...

Officials: Jacket hot from dryer sparks blaze at NC home

Nov. 30, 2022 14:20 PM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A jacket hot from a dryer sparked a fire that damaged a North Carolina home early Tuesday, a fire official said. Firefighters responded to a home on Herman Blue Court in Burlington around 12:20 a.m. and found light smoke coming from the home, the Burlington...

West Virginia bridge being rebuilt along tourism train route

Nov. 29, 2022 04:08 AM EST

CASS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia railroad bridge destroyed by floodwaters 37 years ago is being replaced to enable a tourism train to resume trips through the area, officials said. Braving harsh conditions and long commutes, Department of Transportation workers are rebuilding the...

Smith Island changed course after hurricane devastation

Nov. 26, 2022 09:02 AM EST

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — For the people of Smith Island, weather guides a way of life as much as the tranquil atmosphere for which it has become known. Hurricanes with names like Hazel, Agnes, Isabel and Irene become part of the zeitgeist, never fading from memory as recollections...

President Biden declares coastal SC disaster area after Ian

Nov. 24, 2022 12:47 PM EST

COLUMBIA,, S.C. (AP) — Three coastal counties in South Carolina have been declared disaster areas from damage from this fall's Hurricane Ian, allowing people to get federal money for repairs and assistance. President Joe Biden approved the disaster declaration this week for...