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Canadian Underwriter - The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported earlier this week that the insured damage caused by the heavy rains and strong winds that swept southern Ontario on June 22 is estimated at more than $30 million.The figure is based on a preliminary estimate from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), which compiles and combines comprehensive insured loss amounts and related information to serve the risk management needs of the insurance and reinsurance industries, IBC noted in a statement.
Friday, July 31, 2015
 
FOX News - A gang of thieves treated the Cash Cow check-cashing company as their own cash cow, making off with more than $500,000 from ATMs over the past year, police said Thursday. Two of the thieves were caught fleeing early Sunday from a Cash Cow office in Slidell, Sgt. Daniel Seuzeneau said Thursday. The ring has struck nearly 100 times in and around New Orleans over the past year, frequently targeting the Cash Cow company and sometimes returning several times to the same location. The thieves would first trigger the alarm system and watch police respond, Seuzeneau said.
Friday, July 31, 2015
 
FOX 10 - Seven people were forced from their homes in North Phoenix after a late night fire. It appears that air conditioning units on the roof may be to blame. It happened near Cave Creek Road and Union Hills. Firefighters say people living in the apartment unit could smell smoke. Something was apparently burning for a while but no one could tell where it was coming from. Then several units began filling up with smoke. Five units suffered smoke and water damage, but everyone got out safely. The complex is helping residents who are displaced move in to spare units.
Friday, July 31, 2015
 
Yahoo News - A fast-spreading wildfire in Northern California’s Lake County has destroyed two buildings and more than doubled in size overnight.A Cal Fire spokeswoman said the fire broke out Wednesday afternoon and is threatening dozens of buildings. At least 500 people are being forced to evacuate as the blaze rages and fire crews from Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties join the fire lines. The fire grew more than 7 1/2 square miles overnight and has now charred more than 12 square miles. It was not contained at all Thursday morning.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
 
CBC News - David Wiseman, a 50-year-old Rankin Inlet taxi operator, is accused of making up a company to try and defraud his insurance company of $56,000 after a furnace fire damaged his business in December 2013. The owner of S & G Taxi is charged with falsifying books and documents and filing fraudulent or misleading receipts. Weisman’s insurance company, Aviva Insurance, hired an independent insurance adjuster to investigate approximately $347,000 in claims, following a fire to his taxi business.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
 
KTBS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended its filing deadline for Louisiana policyholders impacted by recent flooding. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) normally requires homeowners to file a Proof of Loss form to claim damages within 60 days of a flood. The agency has authorized an additional 180-day extension during which a policyholder may submit the form.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
 
Reuters - Fires burning in drought-parched California on Tuesday menaced thousands of structures as firefighters struggled to corral the blazes there and elsewhere in the U.S. West, authorities said. The so-called Lowell Fire north of the state capital, Sacramento, has injured four of the 2,277 firefighters battling it, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire). One firefighter was hospitalized with serious burns, CalFire said. Roughly a third of the 2,233-acre blaze was contained as of Tuesday morning, with low humidity and high heat expected throughout the day.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
 
Click 2 Houston - Firefighters responded to a four-alarm fire Tuesday in northwest Houston. The Gentry House Apartments at 9001 Kempwood Drive caught fire at about 5:30 p.m. The fire was declared under control at about 8:15 p.m. The cause of the fire is unknown and it remains under investigation by the Houston Fire Department’s arson bureau. The Red Cross will be assisting residents displaced by the fire. There was little time to react for residents as flames washed over four buildings within minutes.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
 
Tampa Bay Times - The Anclote River was still swollen from the weekend deluge, Elfers Parkway was still under a foot of water and many residents were still defying the evacuation order that affected 320 homes on Monday. And Pasco County officials continued to urge caution: The rain and flooding isn’t done yet. "It’s been a tough weekend," Pasco County Emergency Management director Annette Doying said. "We realize there’s a lot of people who continue to get distressed." The river remained at 23 feet on Monday due to an additional 2 to 3 inches of rainfall, according to WTSP 10Weather meteorologist Ashley Batey.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
 
WESH - A tree fell onto two cars outside an Orlando home Monday morning, authorities said. Kristine Nguyen and her fiancé, Dan Tran, were awakened by a crash outside of Nguyen’s mother’s home. The couple discovered that a tree had fallen on both of their cars. “Initially, I thought someone hit our car, and then I went outside, and I was like ‘Oh my God, it’s the big tree, it’s the big tree,” Nguyen said. The couple said they called the county, and after inspection, a company was contacted to remove the tree.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
 
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