Property damage

Jacob Lerma looks at the bare studs inside his home, which was damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Friendswood, Texas. Five months after Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of houses in Texas, financial difficulties many homeowners still face as they work to rebuild has created a spike in missed mortgage payments. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 27, 2018 - 10:56 am
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — As Jacob Lerma surveyed the skeletal beams of his suburban Houston home that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey, he kept muttering three words as he wondered if his family would ever be able to move back in: "I don't know." Like many Texans whose homes were flooded during...
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Eric Arneson unloads his truck after returning to his home in Montecito, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Residents are trickling back to the California coastal town that was devastated two weeks ago by mudslides that killed at least 21 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)
January 25, 2018 - 5:30 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Emotional residents are trickling back to the California coastal town that was devastated two weeks ago by mudslides that killed at least 21 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes. Santa Barbara County officials finally lifted evacuation orders this week for about 1...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, rescue boats float on a flooded street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. The National Hurricane Center’s official report on Harvey compiles staggering numbers, starting with 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. But the really big numbers in the Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, tally have to do with the rainfall that swamped Houston. Two places had more than five feet of rain. Eighteen different parts of Texas logged more than four feet of rain. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 25, 2018 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The official numbers for last year's Hurricane Harvey are in, and they go beyond the 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. Two locations in southeast Texas got more than 5 feet of rain and 18 different parts of Texas logged more than 4 feet of rain. Harvey also spawned 57 tornadoes...
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 shows Pinit Sutthithepa. Sutthithepa was among those reported missing from this week's deadly Montecito, Calif., mudslides. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 2:06 am
Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running. The Mexican brothers are gardeners and part of the town's working-class immigrant population, which suffered outsized losses from the...
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 shows Pinit Sutthithepa. Sutthithepa was among those reported missing from this week's deadly Montecito, Calif., mudslides. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 10:32 pm
Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running. The Mexican brothers are gardeners and part of the town's working-class immigrant population, which suffered outsized losses from the...
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Flames engulf the Virgen de la Candelaria church at the Calafquen community of Panguipulli, in Chile, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. In the last week a dozen Catholic churches and chapels have been burned prior to the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation. (AP Photo/Jonathan Chandia)
January 20, 2018 - 1:59 pm
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Authorities in Chile are probing a new church burning that comes after a series of fires at religious buildings following Pope Francis' visit to the nation. The Church of the Virgin of Candelaria is located...
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Pope Francis greets members of a folkloric dance troupe at the airport in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Francis travelled Saturday to northern Peru, a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 20, 2018 - 11:14 am
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis consoled Peruvians who lost their homes and livelihoods in devastating floods last year, telling them Saturday they can overcome all of life's "storms" by coming together as a community and stamping out the violence that plagues this part of the country. Francis...
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A group of women wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate Mass on Huanchaco Beach, near the city of Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru, where the pontiff will celebrate Mass and ride through a hard-hit neighborhood still reeling from disastrous rains that hit nearly a year ago. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
January 20, 2018 - 10:34 am
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Pope Francis is consoling Peruvians who lost their homes and livelihoods in devastating floods, telling them they can overcome all of life's "storms" by coming together as a community. Francis travelled...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:35 pm
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A mother whose 13-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet is facing new losses: Her suburban New York home was engulfed in a fire. Nadine McKenzie was among 12 people displaced by Sunday's blaze at a multi-family house in Mount Vernon. Sunday was the first...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, crews work on clearing Highway 101 in the aftermath of a mudslide in Montecito, Calif. Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 15, 2018 - 5:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people. Much of the water on...
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