| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- Even as Arkansas tried to recover from a series of storms that killed 16 people in three states, parts of Mississippi braced for the next outbreak of tornadoes and other deadly weather on Monday.
Most of Mississippi, from Yazoo City...
| Apr 25, 2014
Cooper City is enlisting volunteers to catalog trees in public spaces, parks and along swales to help with maintenance and record keeping in the event of a major storm.
"We're really hoping to accomplish two things: giving public works the information...
| 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....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
YORK — New coastal flood maps produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may require about 260 York County property owners who are now included in a high-risk flood zone to get flood insurance for the first time.
The new maps, which update...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:08 PM
The Newport Beach Fire Department is taking applications for its spring round of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes, which start in March.
CERT classes teach attendees how to respond to disasters, covering topics such as fire suppression,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:44 PM
PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. – Perhaps borrowing a bit of stagecraft from his idol, Bruce Springsteen, Gov. Chris Christie let a 3-year-old girl ask the last question at a town hall meeting Thursday.
“Our house is still broken,” said Nicole...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:15 PM
A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs to tenants.
Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore exempting these apartment owners from the city's rent-...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Last April's flooding, the worst on record in Lisle, set the community back, but Mayor Joseph Broda said in his annual state-of-the-city address that things are moving in the right direction.
"We are on sound footing right now, but we have challenges...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX.
The new goal is to have Los Angeles...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk summed up 2013 as a year of progress for the city.
During a State of the City address on Jan. 16 at Arrowhead Golf Club, Gresk rattled off a number of new landmark projects over the past year and pointed to an upswing for the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves,...