Disaster planning and response

July 31, 2017 - 11:45 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Emily (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in 31 counties because of Tropical Storm Emily. Scott issued the declaration on Monday morning for Emily, which made a late-morning landfall along the coast and is...
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July 25, 2017 - 7:21 pm
ADEL, Ga. (AP) — A man whose 19-year-old daughter was killed by a tornado in Georgia is seeking support to make storm shelters mandatory statewide. WALB-TV reports Alexis Livingston was among seven people who died Jan. 22 when a twister plowed through the Sunshine Acres Mobile Home Park in the...
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In this Sunday, July 23, 2017, image taken from video provided by the Pima County Sheriff's office, a stranded hiker is rescued from torrential flash flood waters near Tucson, Ariz. Over a dozen hikers were stranded Sunday in a scenic canyon on the outskirts of Tucson, just over a week after a flash flood killed 10 members of an extended family more than 140 miles to the north. (Pima County Sheriff via AP)
July 24, 2017 - 7:26 pm
A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as a flash flood tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona, where unpredictable summer storms can rapidly wash churning torrents into canyons and trap those looking to take advantage of cooler weather after the rain...
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July 24, 2017 - 2:29 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona, where unpredictable summer storms rapidly wash churning torrents into canyons and overwhelm those looking to take advantage...
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Toby Clairmont, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency's executive officer, shows new informational materials to a reporter in Honolulu on Friday, July 21, 2017. Hawaii announced a new public education campaign to prepare for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
July 21, 2017 - 9:21 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state's Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to do. Hawaii lawmakers have been urging emergency management...
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July 17, 2017 - 12:03 pm
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro has asked for international help to fight wildfires that are also raging along the Adriatic sea coastline in neighboring Croatia, authorities said Monday. At least 100 tourists have been forced to evacuate from a coastal area in Montenegro that has been the...
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Chuck Wilsey returns to his home east of Oroville, Calif., after evacuation orders were lifted as the Wall fire threatened the Sierra foothill town Monday, July 10, 2017. When Wilsey was ordered to flee his ranch home over the weekend, he was ready. He started keeping his truck and camper loaded with supplies back in February, when some of the heaviest winter rains on record in Northern California nearly caused catastrophic flooding at the nation's tallest dam. "Fire and flood so close together," he marveled on Monday at a Red Cross shelter. "We just try to stay prepared." (APnPhoto/Don Thompson)
July 10, 2017 - 8:17 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey's year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California. Wilsey returned to his ranch home in Oroville on Monday, relieved to learn it had been spared by the wildfire, just as he had stayed...
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A plane drops fire retardant in Breckenridge, Colo., Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A wildfire has scorched about 60 acres (24.3 hectares) and forced residents from their homes near the Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 4:41 pm
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters were working Thursday to keep a wildfire that's forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from spreading toward homes near Colorado's Breckenridge Ski Resort and the nearby historic town. Crews were attacking the fire, burning about 2 miles north of the...
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Gov. Doug Ducey speaks to local government officials about the northern Arizona wildfire at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School on Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Dewey, Ariz. Crews made considerable progress Thursday fighting an Arizona forest fire that shut down youth summer camps, forced thousands from their homes and came dangerously close to consuming a town. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)
June 30, 2017 - 11:32 am
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities reopened a major route through an Arizona community that barely escaped destruction from a massive wildfire and were expected to allow more evacuated residents to return home. The fire, which is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Phoenix, triggered...
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Tsunehisa Katsumata, center, former chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), accompanied by his lawyers, arrives at Tokyo District Court for a trial in Tokyo Friday, June 30, 2017. Three former executives of TEPCO, including Katsumata, are going on trial for alleged negligence in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The trial is the first to consider whether the utility can be held criminally responsible. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)
June 30, 2017 - 9:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. apologized in court Friday for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, but pleaded not guilty to charges of professional negligence. Tsunehisa Katsumata, the 77-year-old ex-chairman of TEPCO, and two former vice presidents said they don'...
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