Property damage

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 1992, file photo, rows of damaged houses sit between Homestead and Florida City, Fla. Almost 25 years after Hurricane Andrew struck south of Miami, a new insurance underwriters' analysis says the city's vulnerability to another Category 5 hurricane has grown exponentially. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)
August 09, 2017 - 8:13 am
MIAMI (AP) — Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city's vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters' analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most expensive natural disaster...
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People cool off at sunset in a lake in Silistea Snagovului, Romania, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. A heatwave with temperatures of up to 42 Celsius (107.6 F) affected Romania over the past week and is expected to continue for the coming days in some parts of the country. Writing on wall reads "Washing, bathing are forbidden". (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 07, 2017 - 10:28 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A heavy storm with strong winds, hail and rain has hit the Balkans and elsewhere in Europe as the weather changed on Monday following a week of record-high temperatures in the region. Temperatures dropped significantly in some areas, bringing relief after reaching more than...
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People cool off at sunset in a lake in Silistea Snagovului, Romania, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. A heatwave with temperatures of up to 42 Celsius (107.6 F) affected Romania over the past week and is expected to continue for the coming days in some parts of the country. Writing on wall reads "Washing, bathing are forbidden". (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 07, 2017 - 9:14 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A heavy storm with strong winds, hail and rain has hit the Balkans as the weather changed on Monday following a week of record-high temperatures in the region and elsewhere in Europe. Temperatures dropped significantly in some areas, bringing relief after reaching more than...
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August 05, 2017 - 4:28 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Fire investigators say gunfire caused a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed 131 structures, including 63 homes, last month. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday that a gun fired on public lands caused the wildfire that burned...
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August 01, 2017 - 8:21 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a deadly fire in a Honolulu high-rise apartment building caused an estimated $100 million or more in damage. Honolulu Fire Captain David Jenkins said Tuesday the blaze is considered one of the most destructive in Honolulu's recent history. He says more than 80 units...
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The evacuated downtown of Mariposa, Calif., is viewed Thursday July 20, 2017, as firefighters battle a large wildfire in the surrounding hills and mountains. Mariposa normally bustles with tourists on their way to Yosemite National Park. The town's center is made up of old brick and wooden buildings in the holding modern clothing and gift shops, restaurants and wine bars. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
July 21, 2017 - 4:19 am
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky. The...
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The evacuated downtown of Mariposa, Calif., is viewed Thursday July 20, 2017, as firefighters battle a large wildfire in the surrounding hills and mountains. Mariposa normally bustles with tourists on their way to Yosemite National Park. The town's center is made up of old brick and wooden buildings in the holding modern clothing and gift shops, restaurants and wine bars. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
July 20, 2017 - 9:42 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened...
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July 20, 2017 - 8:27 pm
KOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local): 4:20 a.m. Rescuers are checking for trapped people inside houses on the Greek island of Kos after a powerful earthquake struck the area at night. Authorities have confirmed...
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In this photo provided by KITV, fire damage from a blaze that killed three people and left 12 injured in the Marco Polo building in Honolulu is shown on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The fire broke out Friday afternoon in a unit on the 26th floor, where all three of the dead were found, Fire Chief Manuel Neves said. The building is not required to have fire sprinklers, which would have confined the blaze to the unit where it started, Neves said. The 36-floor building near the tourist mecca of Waikiki was built in 1971, before sprinklers were mandatory in high-rises. (Brenton Awa/KITV via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 6:41 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the deadly high-rise apartment building fire in Honolulu (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Melanie Takeyama lives on the 7th floor of the Marco Polo building where a fire killed three people on Friday. Takeyama said Saturday that she came into her apartment around 2 a.m...
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows Rancho Alegre Outdoor School, a camp which suffered extensive damage from the Whittier fire near Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, July 7, 2017. In Southern California, thousands of people remained out of their homes as a pair of fires raged at different ends of Santa Barbara County. The fires broke out amid a blistering weekend heat wave that toppled temperature records. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
July 11, 2017 - 11:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Timber and brush parched from a years-long dry spell and thick grass that grew after drought-busting winter downpours are making for early and unpredictable wildfire behavior that California officials haven't seen for years, if at all. Dense layers of new grass are providing a "...
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