A new report also suggests that states and territories should shoulder more of the burden after disasters.
A recent incident in Oregon offers "a cautionary tale about dog ownership and fire danger this time of year."
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ky. Gov. Bevin cuts vision and dental benefits … Wash. lt. gov. skewers Seattle Times edit board … Hawaii’s sunscreen ban … and a Dallas jail escapee’s easy escape.
First responders will be able to find callers faster.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Capping city manager pay in California … N.Y.C. halts expansion of composting program … and resettling Hawaii residents displaced by lava.
Unlucky topography and an intense rainstorm creates a major disaster in Ellicott City for the second times in nearly two years.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A new idea to fund state pensions in Kentucky … this California county has the most wind turbines in the nation … and Atlantic City’s worst days are behind it.
Officials in Hawaii, for good reason, want you to steer clear of the danger zone on the Big Island. But a location on the mainland shows what can happen when lava oozes across the landscape.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ariz. teacher walkout ends … Mich. State University bond rating downgraded … Mo. special session to look at Greitens allegations … and relief in Albuquerque.
“There are a lot of engineers and architects … who are willing to come out and volunteer,” according to Jonathan C. Siu, Seattle’s principal building official.
A University of Iowa study examines just how frequent flooding is in some parts of the state.
According to this year’s numbers, U.S. public health systems continue to improve overall.
Rising cyber attacks and mass shootings have altered the equation for local governments, but natural disasters remain their biggest threat.
Emergency Management Administrator Carolyn Levering shares key takeaways from how local agencies dealt with the mass-casualty event.
Climate change will put the Golden State in a destructive cycle of floods and droughts.
Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.
Last week’s quake near L.A. shows the promise of the West Coast seismic notification system under development. But its effectiveness will depend on those using the technology.
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