| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:31 PM
Parkwood Meadows subdivision is the sort of place where neighbors know one another. Their children play at a communal basketball hoop set up in the street.
But on Sunday, a fierce tornado leveled more than three dozen of its single-story brick homes....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums.
In a letter to Craig Fugate, administrator of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:30 PM
OSO, Wash. — Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:11 PM
SEATTLE – A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Maryland will receive federal disaster funding to help pay for snow-clearing efforts from a February storm that left a foot and a half of accumulation across parts of the region in a single day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
More than 360,000 new residents have flocked to South Florida in the past eight years, since our last hurricane hit, 65,000 in the past year alone.
And many of them have no idea it’s like to experience a hurricane – or how to get through it....
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:40 PM
ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades.
The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill’s foot lacks the strength...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Rescuers searching for 90 people still missing five days after a massive mudslide in Washington state braced the public on Thursday for an impending steep rise in the death toll even as they deflected grumbling about the adequacy of the early disaster...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:05 PM
SEATTLE -- Nearly two weeks after a deadly landslide ravaged the once placid Stillaguamish Valley, the death toll continued to rise, and the hard work of moving on came into sharper focus.
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:51 PM
A history of fires, floods and mudslides led the city of Laguna Beach to form a Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2011 and then the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2012.
CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified program that...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:58 AM
HAMPTON — Lessons from disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing were shared with local emergency management officials this week to promote better ways to respond to incidents of crisis.
About 400 local emergency...