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Week-long Homebuilding Marathon in Indiana

Last March, Henryville, IN, a town roughly twenty miles north of Louisville, KY, was hit hard by tornadoes, sustaining a great amount of damage. Earlier this week, hundreds of volunteers arrived in the southern Indiana burg to help in the reconstruction of ten homes. Supported by the organization Habitat for Humanity, the build-a-palooza began on […]

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Habitat for Humanity Aids Tornado Victims

Southern Indiana residents who lost their homes to tornadoes earlier this spring received some great news last Friday: they learned that Habitat for Humanity has made plans to build nine houses in Madison, IN, on 1.25 acres of former city property, which has recently been rezoned. The goal is to have families living in those […]

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OK Governor Declares State of Emergency in 12 Counties

Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has declared a State of Emergency for twelve counties in her state, as a result of the rash of tornadoes and other severe storms (including straight-line winds and flooding) that began last Friday, April 13th. The counties included in this declaration are (in alphabetical order): Alfalfa, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Ellis, Harper, […]

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Alabama Still Tallying Insurance Claims from April 2011 Tornado

The Birmingham News, reported recently that insurers have paid out at least $2.2 billion in claims from a tornado that struck last April 27th, and said there are still over 2,500 claims pending. Those numbers are from the Alabama Department of Insurance, and include amounts that state-regulated insurance companies have paid for damage to businesses, […]

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Missouri Enacts 2 New Insurance Laws

Two new insurance laws went into effect last Friday in Missouri, both of which provide stronger protection for homeowners in the the Show-Me state. The first law, Senate Bill 101, bars exterior repair contractors, like roofing and siding companies, from offering to cover a prospective client’s insurance deductible in order to make a sale, and […]

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Tornado After-care?

If you live in the mid- or southwest, you’ve probably heard tornado sirens once too often. In fact, as I’m writing this, we’re under a tornado warning here in Texas. We’re not likely to see any damage in my neighborhood, but all across the country people have died in tornadoes in the last week. It’s […]

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Tornado Drills in Virginia

Emergency management officials in Virginia are planning to hold a tornado drill across the state. A joint effort between the National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the drill is scheduled for March 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM EST. Representatives of the emergency management department feel that it is vital that citizens […]

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