Insurers Are Going High-Tech to Mitigate Risk This Hurricane Season

June 1 is the start of hurricane season–coming just as the Midwest reaches the end of extended brutal cold, snow, flooding, and tornadoes that have collectively driven damages into the billions. You’d think big insurers would have taken a beating given the Biblical weather. But it turns out they are, by and large, more prepared […]

California Could Go Dark This Summer to Prevent Wildfires

A plan by California’s biggest utility to cut power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season could plunge millions of residents into darkness. And most people aren’t ready. The plan by PG&E Corp. comes after the bankrupt utility said a transmission line that snapped in windy weather probably started last year’s Camp Fire, the […]