Two storms were intensifying Monday as the Atlantic hurricane season was getting into full swing. Tropical Storm Idalia was off the coast of Cuba on a potential track to come ashore as a major hurricane in the southern U.S., the National Hurricane Center said.
Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center have raised the alert for a potential tropical depression formation in the Northwestern Caribbean Sea to 60 percent, with early projections indicating a path toward Florida’s panhandle.
Citizens Property Insurance Company CEO Tim Cerio indicated on Tuesday night during a property insurance online forum with Senate Democrats that the company may be unable to pay out claims following another catastrophic hurricane without the use of surcharges for policy holders and assessments on Floridian taxpayers.
Severe storms powered by winds of up to 75 mph (121 kph) in Michigan downed trees, tore roofs off buildings and killed five people while leaving hundreds of thousands of customers without power, officials said. The National Weather Service said Friday some of the damage may have been caused by two tornadoes.
Mayor Brandon Johnson has officially announced that the city of Chicago is filing a civil lawsuit against major automakers Kia America, Inc., Kia Corporation, Hyundai Motor America, and Hyundai Motor Company.
Florida’s ongoing battle with rising insurance rates has taken a new turn as the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has taken a stand against Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s latest proposed rate increase.