Month: May 2017

Thunderstorms are getting more destructive and insurance companies are paying for it Thunderstorms are getting more destructive and insurance companies are paying for it

  CHICAGO — Severe storm systems leave more in their wake than death and destruction — including insurance claims. And they’re piling up. Strings of destructive storms in the U.S. throughout March are expected to cost the insurance industry more than $2 billion, according to a report from Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance branch of …

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How drone swarms could help protect us from tornadoes

  Eyes in the sky Illustration of the MARIA drone, releasing dropsondes to measure conditions within a storm. Jamey Jacob/Oklahoma State University Tornadoes tore through much of the Midwest and Southern U.S. this weekend. More than a dozen people were killed, and the trails of destruction stretch from Texas to Maryland. Tornadoes aren’t just dangerous …

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