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Dealership Warns of Signs to See in Cars Damaged by Hurricane

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey and Irma left hundreds of cars submerged in water. The fear is those cars could someday make their way to used car lots in the Sioux Empire.  However, a Sioux Falls dealership says there are ways to tell if a car has been underwater. “Those vehicles should not be resold, they all should…

Harvey’s Insured Losses Estimated To Cost Nearly $19 Billion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The nation’s largest state insurance trade association estimates insured losses from Harvey at nearly $19 billion – and that doesn’t count damage not covered by insurance. The Insurance Council of Texas says windstorm and other claims from Harvey will be worth nearly $3 billion. Approximately 250,000 damaged cars and commercial vehicles will trigger around another $4.75…

Official: US Insurance Program Could Pay $11B For Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the National Flood Insurance Program says early estimates are that Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas. Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Associate Administrator Roy Wright said Wednesday that would put Harvey as the second-costliest storm in the program’s history, after only the more…

Understanding A Hurricane and Tropical Storms

From How They Form, To How They're Maintained and How They Break Apart

With the summer months and severe weather season coming to an end, a new season is beginning – hurricane season. With the Atlantic hurricane season starting from June and ending in November, the United States has already been hit by a major hurricane. Being the first major hurricane to make US landfall in over a decade, Harvey may have you…

As Floodwaters Recede, Houston Officials Look To Recovery

Courtesy of NBCHOUSTON (AP) – As floodwaters recede, Houston officials have started turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars. Authorities on Thursday increased the toll of Harvey-related deaths to 39, and the Texas Department of Public Safety said more than 37,000 homes were heavily damaged and…