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  • Severe Thunderstorm
    Review of Friday, 5 Sept. storms
    Rapidly moving thunderstorms ahead of a cold front brought strong wind gusts to West Michigan. Most of the reports of wind damage were along I-94. The strong wind brought down many trees and power lines. Power outages were plentiful and the images...
  • Tornado
    Grand Rapids metro tornado confirmed
    The Grand Rapids National Weather Service conducted a damage survey and confirms that an EF-1 tornado hit southern parts of the Grand Rapids metro Sunday evening. This is the first confirmed tornado in the county since an EF-0 tornado struck...
  • Leaking Chimneys Cause Costly Damages
    Leaking Chimneys Cause Costly Damages
    The chimney is just about the last thing anyone thinks about when it comes time to do spring home maintenance, but a leaking chimney can cause expensive damage to the home so should be at the top of the priority list.Chimneys can leak in several...
  • Report:  A fox squirrel as seen on the Copperhead Course during the second round of the Valspar Championshipbehind $300K in damage to center
    Squirrel blamed for $300K in damage to community center ahead of opening
    Thanks to a squirrel, a community center in Fort Wayne, Ind. sustained $300,000 in damage. According to project officials, the McMillen Community Center was undergoing long-overdue renovations and the company charged with the multi-million...
  • Windshield Damage and Insurance
    Windshield Damage and Insurance
    When an accident or natural disaster damages your windshield, it is only natural to panic. Driving with a damaged windshield can be extremely dangerous, and windshields are known for being expensive to replace on your own. Fortunately, some types...
  • Tornado
    First confirmed tornado in since April 2011
    The Grand Rapids National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado hit West Michigan on Sunday. An EF0 tornado impacted eastern Muskegon and southern Newaygo counties. Here’s how this tornado ranks on the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale)EF...
  • Jimmy Eat World
    Jimmy Eat World's Rick Burch talks 20 years, Damage and Dine Alone Records
    20 years later and Jimmy Eat World are still rocking hard to sold-out venues packed with loyal fans, as evidenced by their recent gig at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre on August 2. Currently in the midst of an extensive tour in support of...
  • Repair damaged chimneys quickly to avoid additional expense
    Repair damaged chimneys quickly to avoid additional expense
    Masonry chimneys should be repaired immediately following storm or chimney fire damage in order to avoid more costly repairs in the future.A lightning strike or tornado can open up a masonry chimney, making it vulnerable to attack by rain. Once a...
  • West Virginia – Pennsylvania Bow Echo of Jul. 7, 2013
    West Virginia – Pennsylvania Bow Echo of Jul. 7, 2013
    Sunday, Jul. 7, 2013, marked the start of the Howard University Summer Weather Camp program (Washington, DC). As the campers (all with a strong interest in weather) and their families gathered for the welcome session, several campers were already...
  • A Tornado Touched Down in Woodbine, MD...Ever So Briefly
    A Tornado Touched Down in Woodbine, MD...Ever So Briefly
    Not a lot happens in Woodbine, MD. It's not a city. It is hardly a town. Closer to a village. Woodbine is a cluster of farms, small businesses, neighborhoods with a small shopping center in the center of the town. Neighboring village of Lisbon...
  • Jimmy Eat World
    Jimmy Eat World's Zach Lind talks Summerfest, new album, and upcoming tour
    Jimmy Eat World recently released their eighth album, "Damage", and is preparing to perform at Summerfest on July 7. After twenty years, the band is still going strong and continues to evolve. This morning, June 20, Jimmy Eat World...
  • Thunderstorm
    Tornado does extensive damage in Adairsville, Kentucky
    According to a June 10 report post on Fox41blog.com by chief meteorologist Marc Weinberg, a tornado is believed to have touched down around 3p.m. in Logan county Kentucky near Adairsville, Kentucky.Weinberg reports that at least one house has been...
  • Ice Storm Damage
    Chimney inspection important after storm damage
    In the wake of the recent destructive tornado damage in Moore, Oklahoma, homeowners need to be aware that chimneys should be inspected before continued use after any severe storm. FEMA addressed this issue after Hurricane Sandy and other disasters...
  • AXS TV's World's Greatest Tribute Bands
    AXS TV: World's Greatest Tribute Bands: Damage, Inc.
    Season 1 of AXS TV's The World's Greatest Tribute Bands took a decidedly hard turn this week, as the show played host to the metal sounds of Damage, Inc., a tribute to the music of Metallica. Host Katie Daryl played with the theme,...
  • Chimney Fire Damages Home in Liberty
    Chimney Fire Damages Home in Liberty
    A local chimney contractor found extensive internal chimney damages to a home in Liberty, Missouri on May 6, 2013 while installing chimney covers. Tony Gross, a supervisor for HearthMasters, Inc. in Independence, Missouri said that it is not...