- Engineers map river in Iowa to help assess flood risk Updated: Sep-03-15 12:55 pm
RED OAK, Iowa - Engineers with the Iowa Flood Center are mapping the East Nishnabotna River as part of an effort to better track areas at risk of flooding when heavy rainfall occurs.
- Evacuation notifications lifted for Larimer County wildfire Updated: Sep-03-15 11:02 am
LIVERMORE, Colorado - Evacuation notifications have been lifted after more than 100 people were told to get out of the Crystal Lakes area in northern Colorado because of a 20-ccre wildfire.
- NY cities update emergency plans to deal with oil trains Updated: Sep-03-15 9:46 am
ALBANY, New York - Three years after the Port of Albany became a major hub for rail and barge shipments of highly flammable crude oil from North Dakota, emergency management officials are still grappling with training and response plans to deal with a potential disaster like the devastating derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec two summers ago.
- Larimer County wildfire forces evacuations Updated: Sep-03-15 9:44 am
LIVERMORE, Colorado - Firefighters are working to stop a wildfire that forced the evacuation of some homes in northern Larimer County.
- Flood project to help protect Minot's water treatment plant Updated: Sep-03-15 7:53 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is breaking ground Thursday on a construction project to help protect the city's water treatment plant and keep it functioning during a flood.
- Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster Updated: Sep-03-15 2:28 am
PHILADELPHIA - They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country - 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.
- Evacuations lifted around destructive Oregon wildfire Updated: Sep-02-15 3:33 pm
JOHN DAY, Oregon - Firefighters battling a destructive wildfire near John Day are allowing people who have been evacuated for weeks to return to their homes.
- Counties added for assistance after July storms in Kentucky Updated: Sep-02-15 4:05 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The U.S. Small Business Administration says additional counties have been added to those eligible for assistance following severe weather in July.
- W.Va. localities face Friday deadline on FEMA grants Updated: Sep-02-15 2:39 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The clock is ticking for West Virginia localities seeking a federal assist during hard times.
- Fort Carson team in Washington state to battle wildfires Updated: Sep-01-15 7:34 pm
FORT CARSON, Colorado - Six Fort Carson civilian firefighters are in Washington state to help battle wildfires.
- New flood warning system installed along Guadalupe River Updated: Sep-01-15 3:28 pm
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The tranquil gurgling of Guadalupe River rapids was broken only by bird calls and occasional inner-tube floaters as Sylvia and Robert San Miguel relaxed in lawn chairs on its banks.
- Firefighters rescue Dayton couple after creek floods Updated: Aug-31-15 5:05 pm
DAYTON, Iowa - A Dayton couple was reminded of just how close they live to Skillet Creek when the stream quickly rose due to heavy rainfall, flooding their home and prompting a rescue by an inflatable boat.
- Pence requests federal aid after summer storms, flooding Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants for government and certain nonprofits in 19 counties that were hit by severe storms and flooding from June 7 to July 29.
- Officials to practice helicopter medical evacuations in DC Updated: Aug-31-15 5:49 am
WASHINGTON - Officials are practicing medical evacuations using helicopters at the U.S. Capitol.
- Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead Updated: Aug-30-15 11:23 pm
ROSEAU, Dominica - Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island.
- MBTA to hold chemical release emergency response drill Updated: Aug-30-15 5:04 pm
BOSTON - The MBTA is sharpening its skills when it comes to responding to a chemical release in a subway station.
- New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone Updated: Aug-30-15 6:22 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.
- As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried Updated: Aug-29-15 12:31 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully.
- Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm Updated: Aug-29-15 2:52 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared.
- George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.
- The Latest: Tropical Storm Erica expected to be downgraded Updated: Aug-28-15 5:35 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local):
- Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together Updated: Aug-28-15 2:50 pm
HOUSTON - Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.
- The Latest: Former President Bush arrives in Mississippi Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The latest on former President George W. Bush's trip to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
- SD National Guard members visit Suriname to meet officials Updated: Aug-28-15 2:29 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - South Dakota National Guard members recently traveled to the South American country of Suriname (SUR'-ih-nahm) to share with officials ways in which military personnel can help during disaster relief efforts.
- Governor issues executive order to help wildfire recovery Updated: Aug-27-15 10:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown has released emergency recovery funding for major wildfires in central and northern California.