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12 08, 2022

Biden Admin Announces $3B in FEMA Climate Resilience Funding

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WASHINGTON –– The Biden administration on Friday announced it is putting more than $3 billion into two federal programs to help communities deal with floods, wildfires, extreme heat and other problems imposed by climate change. Funding for the Building Resilient …

8 08, 2022

Tourists Find Safety After Floods Close Death Valley Roads

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of hotel guests trapped by flash flooding at Death Valley National Park were able to drive out after crews cleared a pathway through rocks and mud, but roads damaged by floodwaters or choked with debris …

8 08, 2022

Oregon’s Wildfire Risk Map Emerges as New Climate Flashpoint

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new map in Oregon that rated the wildfire risk of every tax lot in the state — labeling nearly 80,000 structures as high-risk — generated so much pushback from angry homeowners that officials abruptly retracted …

8 08, 2022

Fire Victims Seek over $85 Million for Tamarack Fire Damages

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — People who lost their homes and property in last summer’s Tamarack Fire in northern Nevada and California have filed a claim against the U.S. Forest Service seeking more than $85 million. The filing by attorney William …

8 08, 2022

School Dean who Shot Student Ordered to Pay $10 Million Judgment

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BOSTON (AP) — A former dean at a Boston high school known affectionately by students as “Rev” has been ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $10 million in damages to a former student he was convicted of …

3 08, 2022

Reinsurers Point to Climate Change as Insured Catastrophe Losses Surpass $30B for Half Year

By | August 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reinsurers Point to Climate Change as Insured Catastrophe Losses Surpass $30B for Half Year

An earthquake in Japan, flooding in Australia and winter storms in Europe were among catastrophes that caused more than $30 billion in insured losses during the first half of 2022, according to preliminary estimates by two major reinsurers. Swiss Re …

3 08, 2022

Viewpoint: Recognize and Plan for Health Care Cybersecurity Risks

By | August 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Viewpoint: Recognize and Plan for Health Care Cybersecurity Risks

It’s no secret that the health care industry is a prime target for cybercriminals. Despite efforts to combat ransomware, legal experts have seen a 66% increase in ransomware claims compared to the average over the past four underwriting years[1]. And …

2 08, 2022

2 Chicago-Area Teens Charged in Arson at Shuttered Resort

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Two teenagers have been charged with arson for allegedly setting a May fire at a shuttered suburban Chicago resort that took firefighters a full day to extinguish. The two boys face charges of arson, burglary, criminal damage to property and …

2 08, 2022

2 Bodies Found in Burned Vehicle in California Wildfire Zone

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YREKA, Calif. (AP) — Two bodies were found inside a charred vehicle in a driveway in the wildfire zone of a raging California blaze that is among several burning in the western U.S. amid hot, dry and gusty conditions that …

2 08, 2022

Infrastructure Damage Hampers Flood Recovery in Kentucky

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HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — Damage to critical infrastructure and the arrival of more heavy rains hampered efforts Sunday to help Kentucky residents hit by recent massive flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. As residents in Appalachia tried to slowly piece their …