A consumer advocacy group said regulators are also to blame for the delay in getting service back up. Wireless carriers countered that they’ve restored service as quickly as possible.
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After storms, rural water workers from other states help restore service. Following Hurricane Michael, many were awaiting word that they could access damaged areas.
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.
After severe flooding last year, the city hopes to have shelter lined up ahead of time for the next disaster.
Mosquitoes are all over North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. Counties will get $4 million in emergency funds to battle the pests.
The legislation gets mixed reviews, as funding provisions in it are weaker than they were in an earlier draft.
An analysis by a national nonprofit found that 11,000 homes in the Carolinas were flooded due to rising sea levels.
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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.
A new Moody’s report shows that a combination of reconstruction, continued population growth and federal assistance have helped.
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.
“I’ve not seen such dramatic changes in the forecast track as I’ve seen with this storm," Gov. David Ige said.
The Interior Department’s been working on a plan to expand its aerial firefighting efforts from daylight-only to a 24-hour cycle.
The new strategy includes increased logging and prescribed burns.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revised its hurricane season outlook Thursday.
CERT volunteers have played a prominent role in responding to California wildfires in recent years.
AT&T’s team is also working with states to get a liaison in every emergency operations center.
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