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Moose on the Loose! Half-Ton Visitors Crash Colorado Resorts

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Colorado’s moose population has boomed over the past few decades and that’s led to surprise encounters between human and beast in mountain resort towns, including house crashing. This year in Breckenridge, the sound of breaking glass prompted residents to call … Source: Claims Journal

California Faces to Deter Disaster as Towns Face Fire Risk

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SACRAMENTO, California — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next … Source: Claims Journal

Washington State Considers Raising Insurance Tax to Help Fight Wildfires

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With an increasing number of forest fires scorching portions of Washington each year, the Legislature is considering a proposal to create a fund dedicated to preventing and battling wildfires. In March, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and state Senate … Source: Claims Journal

Thunderstorms Strike East Coast, Leave Thousands without Power

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Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said. More … Source: Claims Journal

Boeing Has Called 737 Max 8 “Not Suitable’ for Certain Airports

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Before last month’s crash of a flight that began in Ethiopia, Boeing Co. said in a legal document that large, upgraded 737s “cannot be used at what are referred to as ‘high/hot’ airports.” At an elevation of 7,657 feet — … Source: Claims Journal

Wave of New Tech Firms Targeting Farms as Weather Wars Mount

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When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn’t to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it’s to his iPad. Nine mini-weather stations from the … Source: Claims Journal

PG&E Caps Best Day Since Going Bankrupt on a California Fire Fix

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Utility giant PG&E Corp. capped its best day since going bankrupt in January thanks to California’s governor. Gavin Newsom called on lawmakers on Friday to find a way to help the state’s utilities cover the costs of devastating wildfires — … Source: Claims Journal

Claims Examiner’s Scam Allegedly Cost California Health Care Provider $7 Million

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A former senior claims examiner for the Kaiser Permanente health plan in California was booked into jail last week on a mail fraud charge stemming from $7 million in invoices that he approved from five private investigation firms. Federal prosecutors … Source: Claims Journal

Fire-Resistant Upgrades Could Be a Game-Changer in Wildfires

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About the photo: The sun rises through a cloud of smoke after a wildfire swept through the area in Sonoma County on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. (Paul Kitagaki Jr. /The Sacramento Bee via AP) PARADISE, Calif.– … Source: Claims Journal

Efforts to Clear Fire-prone California Forests Face Hurdles

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About the photo: A firefighter works to battle the Carr Fire at a home in Redding, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP) CHICO, Calif. — With nearly 40 million people living in California and development … Source: Claims Journal