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  • Arkansas assesses tornado damage as storms keep moving east

    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....
  • Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law

    Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law
    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...
  • Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers

    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,...
  • Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned

    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...
  • Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow

    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....
  • What tip would you give to a hurricane novice?

    What tip would you give to a hurricane novice?
    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....
  • Washington's Hazel Slide was a long-known risk

    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...
  • Mudslide deaths expected to soar as some question disaster response

    Mudslide deaths expected to soar as some question disaster response
    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...
  • Washington state landslide death toll now at 30

    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...
  • CERT means many hands during disasters

    CERT means many hands during disasters
    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...
  • National disasters, crises become lessons for Hampton Roads

    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...