1,402 corporate bankruptcies have been triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. The number is 4.5 times more than the 314 bankruptcies caused over three years by the January 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.
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The electrical system on New York's Long Island is getting $1.4 billion in federally-paid repairs and upgrades in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Friday. He says it will "dramatically improve" the power grid on Long Island.
On barren land in the district of Kamiosabe in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, where many homes were swept away by the tsunami after the March 2011 earthquake, a brand new wooden house now stands as the local community center.
Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago, as another wintry storm across the South iced highways and knocked out electricity to more than a half-million homes and businesses.
Towns and villages across a wide area of eastern Java (Indonesia) have been blanketed with ash. Two people have died and 200,000 have been evacuated from their homes on the main island of Java after Mount Kelud erupted. BBC News' Alice Budisatrijo reports from Jakarta.
Acta S.p.A. is pleased to announce the signing of a wide-ranging cooperation agreement with ReliOn Inc., one of the largest fuel cell manufacturers in the world specializing in back-up power systems for telecom, government and transportation applications.
West Virginia small businesses and nonprofit groups affected by the Jan. 9 chemical spill are eligible to apply for low-interest loans from the federal government. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the economic injury disaster loans are being offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Three years before the latest winter storm struck metro Atlanta and left thousands of people stuck this week, the region's leaders got a taste of how a few inches of snow and ice could cripple transportation networks. Lessons from that storm were incorporated into a statewide snow and ice plan issued in 2013 by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
The snow and sleet had stopped falling and traffic was moving again around Atlanta following a crippling storm — but officials warned that ice-covered roads remained a threat for drivers Thursday morning. State officials were concerned with sub-freezing overnight lows potentially leading to layers of black ice coating roads that might appear to be safe.
Schools were ordered closed and a state of emergency was declared on the Greek island of Kefalonia on Monday after an earthquake damaged homes and injured at least seven people. Hundreds of the island's residents slept in their cars after a magnitude 5.8 temblor struck near the town of Lixouri.
“We are pleased to have grown our business continuity and disaster recovery solutions, as well as launching exciting new offerings for our customers,” said Walt Thomasson, managing director of Rentsys Recovery Services.
It's a nightmare scenario that became all too real in West Virginia: A chemical seeped into the water supply and threatened to sicken hundreds of thousands of people. While no one became seriously ill from last week's chemical spill, some homeland security experts said the emergency was proof the United States has not done nearly enough to protect water systems.
The mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy says she was told an ultimatum tying storm recovery funds to her support for a real estate project came directly from Gov. Chris Christie. A Christie spokesman calls the allegation "categorically false."
Michigan regulators on Wednesday ordered an investigation into lengthy power outages stemming from a pre-Christmas ice storm that knocked out service to 660,000 customers statewide, the vast majority served by large utilities Consumers Energy and DTE Energy.
New Jersey Transit is looking to better protect its rail cars from storms. NJ Transit was criticized for not moving rail cars and locomotives out of a rail yard in Kearny and another one in Hoboken during Superstorm Sandy. Flooding caused more than $100 million in damage.
The German insurance company Munich Re says some 20,000 people died in natural disasters last year, about twice as many as in 2012. Most of the deaths resulted from Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines, Vietnam and China in November.
New York state officials say that in the past few weeks, they have sent out $88 million to 2,500 Long Island homeowners to reimburse them for repair work that wasn't covered by insurance. The state has also asked federal officials for permission to immediately advance another $250 million to at least 3,000 more Long Islanders by Jan. 1.
Overwhelmed by the massive damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in a central Philippine city, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced nearly $25 million in additional aid Wednesday to help the country deal with the devastation. Kerry flew to Tacloban city, where he saw what was left of entire towns wrecked by the monster storm's winds.
Numerous tourism officials all said they liked New Jersey's "Stronger Than The Storm" ads, featuring Gov. Chris Christie. But they all said the Memorial Day weekend debut was way too late to help drive new traffic to the shore last summer.
1,779 others remain unaccounted for, making the typhoon the deadliest natural disaster on record to hit the Philippines. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said that temporary bunkhouses and emergency shelters are being constructed.
Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, and tens of thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early. Many travelers wished they were home, and people in homes without power wished they were somewhere else.
The United Nations is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after a devastating typhoon. Valerie Amos, U.N. Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said she had expected that aid had been delivered by helicopter.
Thousands of people in Britain faced a second day of flooding Friday as the country confronted its worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts roared across northern Europe.
It's become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor's insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate residents asking if it's too late to buy a policy to cover any damage.
A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs. Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from the dog, Dexter, when the Nov. 17 tornado destroyed his third-floor apartment in Washington.
Two of the tornadoes that touched down Nov. 17 were the strongest November twisters ever recorded in the state, the National Weather Service said in a news release Monday that listed the strength and other details of each. "This was historic," said Dan Smith, a meteorologist in Lincoln, Ill.
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