The Rush to Replenish Blood Supplies After Mass-Casualty Events

An estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Less than 10 percent of that population actually do.

'Federally Supported, State Managed, Locally Executed' Disaster Recovery

FEMA wants state and local governments to play a 'larger role' post-disaster while shifting those funds to mitigation.

State and Local Officials Press for More Resources to Reduce Risks From Natural Hazards

“Over the last half-dozen years every one of our federal and state funding lines has been cut back,” according to Alaska Earthquake Center seismologist Mike West.

2 Maps That Better Explain the Landslide Risk From This Giant Crack Above an Interstate

The waiting game continues at the Rattlesnake Hills where the ground recently “changed its behavior.”

What We Can Learn From Tuesday’s Orderly Tsunami Evacuations

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska didn’t cause major damage but the local response underscores some important lessons in emergency preparedness.

What a Nuclear Missile Attack On Hawaii Would Look Like

A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one.

Hawaii and the Horror of Human Error

“There are fail safes built into the system, but there aren’t enough fail safes”

Hawaiian Missile Attack Warning a False Alarm

The State Warning Point issued the mobile alert in error after someone "pressed the wrong button" during a shift change.

Deadly Mudflows Tear Through Southern California Neighborhoods

Emergency managers and first responders anticipated dealing with a second disaster in and near areas recently burned in wildfires. But the destruction is worse than expected in some places.

Class-Action Lawsuits Could Pressure Utilities to Update Practices Following Wildfires

Southern California Edison faces litigation and is accused of negligence following the largest fire on record in the Golden State.

Mapping the Post-Wildfire Landslide Risk in California’s Burn Zones

With heavy rain predicted in some areas, this U.S. Geological Survey tool shows where the hazards of highest concern are located.

Low-Lying Boston’s Frigid Flood Risk Reminder

A powerful Nor’easter storm brought some of the highest tides on record to Massachusetts—and they’re a taste of what’s to come.

Growing Crack in Ridge High Above Interstate Highway Prompts Landslide Concern

State and local authorities continue to closely monitor the fissure near Yakima, Washington.

With ‘Bomb Cyclone,’ Boston Points Residents to This Important Map

Before citizens can help the city keep fire hydrants and catch basins clear of snow, they first need to know where they’re located.

With California’s Largest Wildfire on Record Nearly Contained, Officials Warn of New Danger

The Thomas Fire has been winding down but the risk of mudslides has put state and local agencies on alert. “Every canyon within this burn zone is at risk.”

Virginia Beach Is Using an IoT-Enabled Sensor Network to Predict Flooding in Real Time

Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.

Homeland Security Test Reveals Flaws in Emergency Responder Apps

A pilot test found cyber vulnerabilities or privacy issues in 32 out of 33 apps.

The High Costs of Atlanta’s Massive Airport Power Outage

As the general manager of the world’s busiest air hub vows to fix redundancy and communication problems, Delta Airlines plans to seek tens of millions in compensation.