With Kilauea Off Limits, New Mexico Has Its Own Kilauea-Like Spot to Check Out

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.

Hawaii Volcanic Eruption Sends Lava Into Subdivision

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.

How One Quake-Prone State Organizes Volunteers to Inspect Damaged Buildings

“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.

Iowa Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief This Spring. At Least for Now.

A University of Iowa study examines just how frequent flooding is in some parts of the state.

The States Most and Least Prepared for Public Health Disasters

According to this year’s numbers, U.S. public health systems continue to improve overall.

Cities Must Change the Way They Manage Crises

Rising cyber attacks and mass shootings have altered the equation for local governments, but natural disasters remain their biggest threat.

Triage and Response Lessons From the Las Vegas Shooting

Emergency Management Administrator Carolyn Levering shares key takeaways from how local agencies dealt with the mass-casualty event.

'Precipitation Whiplash' in California

Climate change will put the Golden State in a destructive cycle of floods and droughts.

Lawmakers Push for Program to Improve Urban Flood Hazard Maps

Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

2018 Hurricane Season Awaits Communities Still Recovering From 2017

Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.

The Limits of Earthquake Early-Warning Alerts

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.

Feds Invite State and Local Agencies to Take Part in Disaster Exercise

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's latest National Level Exercise will take place April 30 to May 11.

Major Evacuations Ordered as ‘Strongest Storm of the Season’ Approaches California

Heavy rain is expected to fall on areas burned by recent wildfires, increasing the risk for deadly mudslides and destructive debris flows.

FEMA Wants Counties to Take Charge of Pre-Disaster Logistics

The agency has its hands full with 21 disasters in 14 states, which means federal assistance may arrive slowly in the event of yet another national emergency.

Treating Disaster Response Like a Trauma Patient

“We begin recovery the minute we start response,” according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency's executive director.

Homeland Security to Put First Responder Tech to the Test

Can commercial tech hold up in a mock disaster? The agency’s Science and Technology Directorate wants to find out.

Here’s How to Counter Fake News During a Disaster

A Homeland Security Department advisory group wants to help emergency responders control the social media conversation.

A Tough Recovery Question After California’s Deadly Mud Disaster

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.

The Rush to Replenish Blood Supplies After Mass-Casualty Events

An estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Less than 10 percent of that population actually do.