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STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Madison eyes a connected vehicle project; keeping a winter-weather homeless shelter open in Sacramento; a city in Alaska considers plastic bag ban; and coal ash dumping sites to close in Missouri.
An estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Less than 10 percent of that population actually do.
FEMA wants state and local governments to play a 'larger role' post-disaster while shifting those funds to mitigation.
“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.
The waiting game continues at the Rattlesnake Hills where the ground recently “changed its behavior.”
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.
A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one.
, Defense One
January 21, 2018
“There are fail safes built into the system, but there aren’t enough fail safes”
, The Atlantic
January 16, 2018
The State Warning Point issued the mobile alert in error after someone "pressed the wrong button" during a shift change.
January 13, 2018
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.
Southern California Edison faces litigation and is accused of negligence following the largest fire on record in the Golden State.
, Special to Route Fifty
January 8, 2018
The figure from NOAA sets a new record.
With heavy rain predicted in some areas, this U.S. Geological Survey tool shows where the hazards of highest concern are located.
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.
State and local authorities continue to closely monitor the fissure near Yakima, Washington.
Before citizens can help the city keep fire hydrants and catch basins clear of snow, they first need to know where they’re located.
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.”
Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.
A pilot test found cyber vulnerabilities or privacy issues in 32 out of 33 apps.
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.
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