A rescue website developed during Hurricane Harvey—and in use again during Hurricane Florence—wants to work more directly with local governments.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan mayor wants state of emergency for traffic … Bay Area workers living in RVs get designated parking … and a Texas mayor kills alligator with one shot.
North Carolina's governor warned that inland residents now face life-threatening hazards.
With conditions worsen in the Carolinas, rescue personnel and power crews are ready to respond when it's safe to do so.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago’s consent decree with Illinois AG … Arkansas governor defends Medicaid work rules … and a Portland flash-bang grenade burn tort claim.
Louisiana and Texas are no stranger to deluges caused by prolonged rain.
Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, is the strongest to threaten parts of the East Coast in more than 20 years.
A Weather Channel analysis examined the strength of cities' coastal infrastructure and their susceptibility to storm surge.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas anti-tax activist wants higher taxes … Casper, Wyo.’s massive sale tax error … and a frozen “blob” prompts an Alaska highway relocation.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas ruling on citizen-initiated grand jury ... Seattle stuck in streetcar purgatory … and U.S. ports fear proposed crane tariffs.
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, 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.
The Hawaii Police Department warned businesses and residents of flooding, landslides and toxic-gas spewing fissures during the events over the past four months.
How a North Carolina county used an accidental active-shooter alert to improve its policies.
And the battery on Glacier Peak's lone seismometer is expected to fail soon.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revised its hurricane season outlook Thursday.
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.
Localities are using maps to visualize hazards, process damage imagery and crowdsource flood information.
But the red-flag fire weather conditions will continue.
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