Tallahassee Tent City to Serve as Home Base for Hurricane Relief Efforts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Portland mayor’s proposed emergency ordinance … state Supreme Court blocks Florida governor … and Chicago mayoral candidate targets Gary’s airport.

Outside Utility Crews Ready to Help Restore Water Service in Florida, Georgia

After storms, rural water workers from other states help restore service. Following Hurricane Michael, many were awaiting word that they could access damaged areas.

Resilient Cities Look to Community Development Financial Institutions for Investment

A number of cities are rolling out resilience strategies full of projects that need funding, and impact and mission-related investors make a good fit.

San José and Airbnb Partner to Provide Emergency Temporary Housing

After severe flooding last year, the city hopes to have shelter lined up ahead of time for the next disaster.

After the Storm Come the Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are all over North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. Counties will get $4 million in emergency funds to battle the pests.

New Congressional Deal Could Unlock More Money for Mitigation Projects Before Disasters Strike

The legislation gets mixed reviews, as funding provisions in it are weaker than they were in an earlier draft.

Rising Sea Levels Put Additional Homes at Risk During Hurricane Florence

An analysis by a national nonprofit found that 11,000 homes in the Carolinas were flooded due to rising sea levels.

North Carolina Warns of Post-Storm Waze Errors

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Flea infestation in a Maryland state office building … New Orleans surveillance camera expansion … and a mayor’s unlawful city stationery use.

North Carolina’s Florence Evacuees Urged to Hold Off on Returning

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Sidewalk vending decriminalization in California … the most cost-effective bus lane enforcement … and Miami’s mystery fountain.

Building a Resilient City Is a Continual Process

In a place wracked by fires and floods, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says that “we’re always educating ourselves on best practices” plus building up fiscal reserves to deal with the next disaster.

Most Texas Localities Are Still Growing a Year After Hurricane Harvey

A new Moody’s report shows that a combination of reconstruction, continued population growth and federal assistance have helped.

A Year After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Finally Knows How Many People Died

A new, definitive study from George Washington University finds that almost 3,000 people lost their lives—and highlights the government’s failures before and after the storm.

Hawaii’s Biggest Hurricane Threat in More Than Two Decades

“I’ve not seen such dramatic changes in the forecast track as I’ve seen with this storm," Gov. David Ige said.

Pilot-Optional Helicopters Could Be the Future of Fighting Wildfires

The Interior Department’s been working on a plan to expand its aerial firefighting efforts from daylight-only to a 24-hour cycle.

Forest Service to Work More Closely With States to Battle Wildfires

The new strategy includes increased logging and prescribed burns.

Hurricane Season Likely to Be Less Active, Forecasters Say

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revised its hurricane season outlook Thursday.

Caught in a Disaster? Your Rescuer Might Be an Amateur

CERT volunteers have played a prominent role in responding to California wildfires in recent years.

FirstNet to Offer Emergency Drop Kits Creating a ‘Connected Bubble’ to First Responders

AT&T’s team is also working with states to get a liaison in every emergency operations center.

Destroyed By ’93 Flood, This Village Likely Spared St. Louis a Major Disaster

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A major train derailment in Pittsburgh; Florida’s red-tide crisis … Boston’s new top cop … and the plan to carve a new city out of Baton Rouge.