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Alabama sees tornado insured losses exceeding $2 billion

Insured losses from last week's devastating tornadoes in Alabama are expected to exceed the $2 billion in losses inflicted on the state by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, a state official said Wednesday.Full story

Grenada celebrates rare, massive nutmeg production

Grenada, the so-called spice island, is struggling to pay farmers after a dramatic jump in nutmeg production rarely seen since a devastating 2004 hurricane, officials said Thursday. Full story

Hurricanes could bust Gulf oil pipelines

Hurricanes roaring across the Gulf of Mexico create strong enough underwater waves to dig up and potentially bust open oil pipelines that run across the ocean floor, according to a new study that recorded the currents created by the massive storms. Full story

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