- 17 Colorado counties eligible for drought disaster aid Updated: Sep-04-15 5:14 pm
DENVER - The federal government says 17 Colorado counties affected by drought are eligible for assistance after being designated natural disaster areas.
- Monroe County declares emergency needed for needle exchange Updated: Sep-04-15 3:58 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A southern Indiana county that's facing a surge in hepatitis C infections tied to intravenous drug use is one step closer to seeking state approval for a needle-exchange program.
- Cuomo tells new troopers to expect more emergency responses Updated: Sep-03-15 5:25 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo told state troopers Thursday that their jobs over the next 20 years would include more emergency responses to major storms, cybersecurity threats, evolving terrorism, emerging diseases and other public safety threats.
- 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.
- Colombia to give citizenship to Venezuelans hurt by crisis Updated: Sep-02-15 7:37 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border.
- Diversion group looks at new funding plan for flood channel Updated: Sep-02-15 5:38 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Supporters of a Red River diversion channel around the flood-prone Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, metropolitan area said Wednesday that a new funding formula would save taxpayers money and help move up construction of the project.
- 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.
- Navajo president requests help from FEMA after mine spill Updated: Sep-01-15 5:23 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help in the tribe's recovery from a mine spill.
- 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.
- 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.
- Flood control plan in northwestern Ohio upsets farmers Updated: Aug-31-15 11:50 am
FINDLAY, Ohio - A federal agency's plan for reducing repeated river flooding that has caused millions of dollars of damage over the years in northwestern Ohio has upset some area farmers.
- Katrina cottages create opportunities for entrepreneurs Updated: Aug-30-15 4:07 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - From Gulfport to Gautier to Ocean Springs, Bobby Windham has crisscrossed the Mississippi Gulf Coast living in Katrina cottages.
- Warwick Fire Department awarded nearly $1M in federal grants Updated: Aug-30-15 11:56 am
WARWICK, Rhode Island - The Warwick Fire Department has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal funding for search and rescue training programs.
- Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international organizations.
- 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: 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):
- Governor seeks federal help for storm-affected areas Updated: Aug-28-15 4:06 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to allow people in seven northeast Illinois counties to apply for low-interest loans to help with storm recovery.
- 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.
- Senators: More must be done to prevent future wildfires Updated: Aug-27-15 8:10 pm
SEATTLE - As Washington and other Western states battle huge blazes this summer, two U.S. senators said at a field hearing in Seattle that more needs to be done to prepare for and help prevent future wildfires.
- Californians cut water without state imposing fines Updated: Aug-27-15 7:49 pm
FRESNO, California - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.
- Rand Paul stops in Boise along Western campaign tour Updated: Aug-27-15 6:31 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul stopped in Boise as part of his Western tour to rally support and attract voters in a red-dominated state that is likely to have its pick of candidates during the GOP primary election.
- FEMA's Fugate tours school safe room while in Mississippi Updated: Aug-27-15 8:12 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says the agency's greatest lessons since Hurricane Katrina have been in how to prepare and respond to the most severe emergencies.
- 7 disaster help centers from May storms to close in Texas Updated: Aug-25-15 1:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Seven federal disaster recovery centers in five Texas counties will close this week after providing assistance since deadly May storms.
- Poland's govt to compensate farmers hit by drought, heat Updated: Aug-25-15 12:46 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland will pay more than 500 million zlotys ($135 million) in compensation to the thousands of farmers who have lost crops and fodder because of drought and unusually high temperatures, the agriculture minister said Tuesday.
- 2 Minnesota helicopters, crew dispatched to Washington fire Updated: Aug-21-15 3:17 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota officials said Friday they would dispatch two Blackhawk helicopters and 14 associated personnel to help fight the wildfires in Washington state.