STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | L.A. can breathe a sigh of relief, for now; S.C. governor releases “top secret” report on failed nuclear project; and Alaska’s largest needle-exchange sees growing demand.
Research on Hurricane Katrina survivors shows that the mental health impact of a catastrophe of this scale will likely linger for years to come.
Flooding means health issues that unfold for years.
State-based FEMA task forces and local volunteers bring experience, expertise, equipment to help victims of historic Harvey catastrophe.
Harris County and the Texas state government are testing out the nationwide public safety communications network.
A smart action by a transit agency is hailed as “a good move” during tropical storm.
Emergency managers and officials are keeping a watchful eye on flood crests along rivers and high water levels in bayous and creeks.
Search and rescue is evolving fast in the social-media age.
Prolonged rainfall will continue through Thursday, stranding residents in the nation’s fourth most-populous city, turning some freeways into rivers and flooding some areas that have never seen high water.
Hurricane Harvey’s unusual path could hit Houston with rain and storm surges at the same time—surfacing gators, snakes, sewage, and coffins.
With Hurricane Harvey forecasted to stall inland, some isolated areas could see as much as 30 inches of rain in the coming days.
Prepping free housing for evacuees and relief workers, the company’s network in the “cone of impact” includes more than 30,000 members and hosts.
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Also in our State and Local Digest: Louisiana tax plan halted; class-action lawsuit over N.Y. subway accessibility; and dry conditions prompt venomous snake warning in Florida.
State and local governments will continue to confront a difficult and potentially costly public health challenge this year.
Houston owes its police, fire, and city workers about $7.8 billion, and it doesn’t exactly have the cash on hand. Their hard-fought solution could serve as a model for the rest of Texas, and the nation.
To fix nurse shortages, graduating more nurses is just the start.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Philadelphia police drop education requirement; ‘union-related extortion’ suspected in Boston; and Oklahoma Republicans target abortion doctors.
But as a recent Rice University survey shows, those dreams are stifled by reality.
The nation's fourth-largest city does not drain well. And that will someday have catastrophic impacts for the rest of the nation.
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