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Natural Disasters

2021-06-23 21:38:44
by Tom Ramstack
President to Meet with Governors to Prepare for Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced Tuesday he would meet with state governors next week to map out a strategy... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced Tuesday he would meet with state governors next week to map out a strategy for handling disasters from severe weather. Heat and drought in western states is creating wildfires and crop damage. The National... Read More

2021-04-27 13:07:36
by Kate Michael
Disaster Recovery Agents Push to Codify HUD Recovery Grant Program

WASHINGTON — First used in 1993, HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Recovery Program enhances the agency’s already flexible grants that... Read More

WASHINGTON — First used in 1993, HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Recovery Program enhances the agency’s already flexible grants that help cities, counties, and states recover from presidentially declared disasters. These special recovery grants supplement disaster programs of the Federal... Read More

Pandemic Precautions Are Protecting Wildfire Fighters — So Far

District Chief Paul Duarte’s team, the first to reach the Pine Gulch fire as it began spreading across western Colorado... Read More

District Chief Paul Duarte’s team, the first to reach the Pine Gulch fire as it began spreading across western Colorado about three weeks ago, put months of planning to the test as they prepared to battle their first major wildfire... Read More

2020-08-19 20:00:11
by Kate Michael
COVID-19 Complicates Hurricane Season’s Natural Disaster Response

WASHINGTON - In the aftermath of a bizarre earthquake and the above average number of named storms this season, officials... Read More

WASHINGTON - In the aftermath of a bizarre earthquake and the above average number of named storms this season, officials are examining how natural disaster response should continue while overlapping with the nation’s ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus. State... Read More

2020-08-18 22:31:28
by Sara Wilkerson
Midwest Derecho Decimates Iowan Homes and Farmlands, Creating Humanitarian Crisis

A week after a derecho ripped through their state, Iowans remain in the midst of a humanitarian crisis as they... Read More

A week after a derecho ripped through their state, Iowans remain in the midst of a humanitarian crisis as they attempt to recover from the devastating wind storm. Nearly 47,000 residents remain without electrical power, over 8,200 Iowan homes were... Read More

2020-07-02 13:45:10
by Gaspard Le Dem
New Online Map Shows U.S. Flood Risk Considerably Higher Than Shown In Federal Data

A new virtual map unveiled this week provides a comprehensive and precise look at the risk of flooding across America... Read More

A new virtual map unveiled this week provides a comprehensive and precise look at the risk of flooding across America through a free online tool called Flood Factor. The website, developed by the First Street Foundation, a non-profit research and... Read More

As States Prepare for Disasters, They Acknowledge Things Will Get Worse

WASHINGTON — State lawmakers across the country are calling for huge investments to mitigate the effects of wildfires, flooding, hurricanes,... Read More

WASHINGTON — State lawmakers across the country are calling for huge investments to mitigate the effects of wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, droughts and other natural disasters made more devastating and frequent by climate change. Following the hottest decade on record, which... Read More

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