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When insurers cause as much damage as catastrophes

Someone should invent insurance for homeowners insurance. Just ask the thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims, who over the past 2 1/2 years have filed lawsuits, saying they were shortchanged by their insurance carriers. They are people like Charles and Beverly Mooney, whose summer home in Toms River, N.J., was damaged by the storm. The couple has reportedly sued Selective Insurance for about $7,000 in claims…

 

Space Station astronauts snap breathtaking pictures of record-breaking typhoon

Super Typhoon Maysak’s maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour are churning the waters of the Western Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, lashing the tiny island of Yap, with a population of only 11,000, with strong winds and heavy rain. Yet from far above, the storm looks other-wordly, like something that might fit better on Jupiter rather than our home planet…

 

PM wants monitoring cell to tackle natural disasters

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief to form a monitoring cell to combat seasonal natural disasters.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief to form a monitoring cell to combat seasonal natural disasters.

“She also asked the local administration to stand by disaster-hit people round-the-clock,” her Media Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said Monday. Chowdhury said Hasina had expressed shock at the loss of life and property in seasonal Nor’wester that swept through Bangladesh in the last two days. The prime minister offered her sympathies to the bereaved families and wished swift recovery of the injured…

 

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