Government-backed insurance plans in the US help compensate farmers for losses after natural disasters. Unfortunately for the produce growers who were ravaged by recent hurricanes, a lot of the nation’s vegetable and fruit crops aren’t covered.
Thu, 21 Sep, 2017
Residents on Florida’s Gulf coast filled sandbags, schools planned to close early, and governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Colin gained speed and churned towards the state, threatening serious flooding.
Tue, 07 Jun, 2016
A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the US East Coast to a standstill today, dumping as much as three feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travellers and shutting down Washington and New York City.
Sat, 23 Jan, 2016
BP has asked a judge to temporarily suspend all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and people who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill while former FBI director Louis Freeh investigates alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped administer the multibillion-dollar settlement programme.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2013