Monday, April 14 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:03:00 GMT
A Lovelady woman who is battling cancer lost everything when a possible tornado tore through her subdivision Sunday night. However, it could have been much worse; the woman's son came to get her, so sheMore >>
A Lovelady woman who is battling cancer lost everything when a possible tornado tore through her subdivision Sunday night.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-04-14 05:19:06 GMT
A possible tornado has destroyed three mobile homes and injured a woman in a possible tornado in Lovelady Sunday afternoon.Houston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy GP Shearer said eight structuresMore >>
A possible tornado has destroyed three mobile homes and injured a woman in a possible tornado in Lovelady Sunday afternoon.More >>
Monday, April 7 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:24:52 GMT
Some Covington County families are picking up the pieces Monday afternoon, after a tornado ripped through the County around 2 a.m. We don't know how many homes have been damaged but at least seven peopleMore >>
Some Covington County families are picking up the pieces Monday afternoon, after a tornado ripped through the County around 2 a.m. We don't know how many homes have been damaged but at least seven people have been injured.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-03-05 16:11:34 GMT
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Poor road conditions have stranded hundreds of motorists in Region 8. Most, along I-55 in Mississippi County. "We were all the way in Missouri on foot just walking," Shondra WrightMore >>
Roughly 50 Region 8 residents from Blytheville area churches and organizations spent hundreds of dollars and hours of their time walking along I-55 bringing food and water to those stranded motorists.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:16 AM EST2014-03-05 13:16:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Traffic remains at a standstill on Interstate 55 in Arkansas as Tuesday night after some drivers have been stranded for hours. Other motorists pulled over for the night and will wait untilMore >>
Traffic remains at a standstill on Interstate 55 in Arkansas Tuesday night after some drivers have been stranded for hours.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 7:14 AM EST2014-03-05 12:14:43 GMT
The wintry weather that has moved into south Louisiana is causing problems for drivers early Tuesday morning. Louisiana State Police said I-10 East near Whiskey Bay is closed due to a crash. Troopers addedMore >>
The wintry weather that moved through south Louisiana Tuesday morning caused problems for drivers throughout the day, as several major roadways were closed until the afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:04 AM EST2014-03-05 10:04:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Arkansas State Police say traffic is stop and go in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 from the Missouri state line to West Memphis, Arkansas. Authorities say troopers have been in contactMore >>
Drivers were still stranded on the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 and on both sides of Interstate 40 in Arkansas Monday afternoon. Traffic turned into a slow crawl later in the evening.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:34:14 GMT
Firefighters are battling flames after a brief lightning storm near Elgin ignited several fires that combined into one on Saturday afternoon, according to Sonoita Fire Department PIO Katie Goodwin. SonoitaMore >>
600 acres outside of Elgin have burned. Sonoita Fire Department is on the scene and more units are on their way.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:50:37 GMT
Winds are expected to kick up on Wednesday following a tough day on the fire lines as the Brown Fire continues to grow. Tonight people are on edge. It was standing room only at Tuesday night's briefingMore >>
It was standing room only at Tuesday night's briefing as people living near the Brown Fire are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.More >>
With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the...More >>
President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot...More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:55:10 GMT
It's a sleepless nights for many Cochise County residents, as they keep a close eye on the plumes of smoke and flames burning in the Huachuca Mountains surrounding their homes. The fire is burning 8,000More >>
The fire is burning 8,000 feet high up in the mountains, in the Garden Canyon, on the north side of the mountains in the Fort Huachuca Army Installation.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:45:08 GMT
A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding. Bruce Frazier's home on Turtle Bluff Road was 15 feet from the Leaf River until what he described as an eddy hole washed away aMore >>
A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:07:30 GMT
Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms. Several counties are now under flood watches. In Midland and Saginaw counties, the National Weather Service has issuedMore >>
Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms. More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:54:09 GMT
Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community.More >>
Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community. The National Weather Service is predicting the river could rise another half of a foot by Wednesday.More >>
Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:25:48 GMT
All lanes Highway 49 are closed down right now due to flooding. Water is covering the road around Dabbs Creek in Simpson County. We'll update this story and alert when ever we get new information. CopyrightMore >>
If you travel Highway 49 in the Mendenhall area, you need to find another route. The highway is once again closed in both directions due to flooding. Additionally, Highway 13 three miles north of Mendenhall is closed due to flooding.More >>
Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:50:10 GMT
The 9-year-old Yazoo City Girl, missing since Sunday night. has been found. Her body was discovered at an apartment complex on seventh street around seven Monday evening, just a few blocks from where sheMore >>
The 9-year-old Yazoo City Girl, missing since Sunday night. has been found. Her body was discovered at an apartment complex on seventh street around seven Monday evening, just a few blocks from where she lived and disappeared from.More >>
(RNN) - Natural disasters come as a harrowing surprise to all homeowners, but the lack of insurance can be both surprising and costly.
One insurance company is helping homeowners protect their homes and possessions with a new smartphone application.
Allstate Insurance has created the "Allstate Digital Locker," which allows homeowners to take photos from room to room of images that could be damaged in the event of devastating severe weather. The photos are archived for future claims.
"There are a lot of things that can happen to a home, but there are also a lot of things you can do proactively that would make things easier in the event of damage of loss," said Ron Stouffer, senior vice president at Allstate Insurance in a news release.
In a 2012 survey of adults with homeowner or rental insurance, Allstate found that 43 percent of respondents were concerned about damages because of natural disasters. Nearly 22 percent of respondents were not sure if their insurance covered natural disasters, while 53 percent believed the U.S. has dealt with more natural disasters through the last several years.
Nearly a third of respondents did not know if their insurance would cover natural disasters at all, while only 8 percent said if they would take their insurance information with them if they were forced to evacuate their homes.
Allstate isn't the only group creating severe weather preparedness technology.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners also created an app to help homeowners collect and keep records of their homes in the event of natural disasters.
Both apps are available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
The new apps for insurance and preparedness for severe weather come as many insurance companies have withdrawn coverage in states with high severe weather occurrences, according to the Insurance Journal.
"Getting through these incidents can be made considerably easier by taking the time to identify what you have and to learn what your policy covers," said Stouffer.
FEMA has prepared awareness plans on its website in both English and Spanish, so citizens can be prepared in every aspect.
"Every year, thousands of people are impacted by severe weather threats such as tornadoes and severe weather," FEMA says on its website.
In initiatives by FEMA and NOAA, the groups created National Severe Preparedness Week. Recognized March 3-9, 2013, states prepped for severe weather specific to their state in the forms of tornado and hurricane drills, flood preparations and other severe weather related incidents, such as power outages.
In 2012, data showed that severe weather caused nearly 2,600 injuries and caused more than 450 deaths.
The No. 1 cause of deaths in severe weather in 2011 was tornadoes, according to statistics gathered by the National Weather Service's U.S. Natural Hazards Statistics.
NOAA also has a calendar of severe weather preparation events by state on its website.
Insure Online suggests that homeowners should shop around before purchasing insurance, compare prices to other homes in your price range and knowing your coverage plan well.
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Thursday, September 12 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-09-13 03:26:03 GMT
(RNN) - After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up. Tropical depression 10, poised to become Ingrid if it develops into a full-fledged tropical storm, developed in the Gulf ofMore >>
After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up.More >>
Tuesday, July 30 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-07-30 18:25:47 GMT
The National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking a tropical depression that has formed in the East Pacific. Forecasters say the system should strengthen to a Tropical Storm by early Thursday morning.More >>
The worst of what is now Tropical Depression Flossie has now passed through most of the state, bringing thunderstorms dangerously high surf but sparing most islands from serious storm related damage.
Friday, June 7 2013 5:09 AM EDT2013-06-07 09:09:19 GMT
The Grand Strand is under a Tropical Storm Warning as Andrea approaches from the southwest. More >>
The Grand Strand remains under a Tropical Storm Warning as Andrea moves northeastward along the eastern seaboard. With the 5 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Andrea is about 50 miles southwest of Charleston.More >>
Thursday, June 6 2013 7:51 AM EDT2013-06-06 11:51:47 GMT
(RNN) – Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf. Tropical Storm Andrea has sustained winds of 40 mph and is sitting 320 miles SSW of Apalachicola,More >>
Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:04:01 GMT
President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.More >>
Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's...More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:46 GMT
A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.More >>
No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:28 GMT
A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...More >>
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:54:04 GMT
Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenientMore >>
Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenient they are.More >>