- Counties declared disaster areas after severe weather Updated: Feb-06-16 5:15 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Dozens of Arkansas counties have been declared disaster areas by President Barack Obama after severe weather and flooding inundated the state between December and January.
- State urging residents to have earthquake preparedness plan Updated: Feb-06-16 10:35 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The state's Department of Emergency Management is urging residents and business owners to develop an earthquake preparedness plan.
- Obama signs Louisiana emergency declaration Updated: Feb-05-16 8:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in Louisiana in areas affected by flooding that occurred Dec. 28 through Feb. 1.
- 2 Oklahoma agencies looking to hire earthquake scientists Updated: Feb-05-16 6:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two Oklahoma agencies grappling with the increasing number of earthquakes are looking to hire scientists to aid in their efforts.
- California drought's hardest-hit may need years of support Updated: Feb-05-16 4:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A new state analysis warns that some sectors hit hardest by California's drought may still need help long after the current dry spell ends.
- Minot hiring federal compliance officer for $74M flood grant Updated: Feb-05-16 12:14 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is adding a federal compliance officer to ensure proper spending of a $74 million federal grant to help with flood resilience projects.
- Weather service reports minor flooding along Monocacy River Updated: Feb-04-16 3:44 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - The National Weather Service is reporting minor flooding along the Monocacy (mah-NAH'-kah-see) River near Frederick due to recent heavy rain and relatively warm temperatures after last month's blizzard.
- UN panel: Too often only half of aid money get to the needy Updated: Feb-03-16 10:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Too often only half of the money from donors is getting to the millions of people devastated by conflicts and natural disasters who desperately need humanitarian aid, the co-chair of a U.N.-appointed panel said Wednesday.
- Correction: Disaster Funds-Audit story Updated: Feb-03-16 4:04 pm
SAN DIEGO - In a story Feb. 1 about an audit of disaster relief funds, The Associated Press misidentified the federal agency that audited the city of San Diego. The agency was the Office of Inspector General, not the General Accounting Office.
- Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling to conduct active shooter drill Updated: Feb-03-16 4:35 am
WASHINGTON - The Navy says military personnel at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington are holding an active-shooter drill as part of their anti-terrorism training.
- Obama signs disaster declaration for December storms Updated: Feb-02-16 10:38 pm
SEATTLE - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by December wind and rain storms, making federal assistance available in 10 Washington counties.
- The Latest: Student housing at community college damaged Updated: Feb-02-16 7:00 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on severe weather in Mississippi (all times local):
- FEMA approves more than $6 million for flood assistance Updated: Feb-02-16 3:14 pm
ST. LOUIS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $6 million in grants to help nearly 1,000 Missourians whose homes were damaged by the winter flood.
- Obama orders more earthquake resilience for gov't buildings Updated: Feb-02-16 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has ordered all new or renovated federal buildings to be equipped with the latest protections against earthquakes.
- Obama signs second disaster declaration for Idaho Updated: Feb-02-16 11:16 am
BOISE, Idaho - President Barack Obama has signed a second disaster declaration for Idaho and ordered federal aid.
- Colorado Springs homeless shelters full during storm Updated: Feb-02-16 10:39 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - As Colorado continues to be pounded by storms, homeless shelters in Colorado Springs are overflowing with people looking to get out of the cold.
- Kenai Peninsula agencies brief Gov. Walker on earthquake Updated: Feb-02-16 7:21 am
KENAI, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker has lauded the efforts of Kenai Peninsula agencies in their response to the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that resulted in highway damage and the destruction of four homes.
- Ohio military base holding emergency response exercises Updated: Feb-02-16 3:05 am
DAYTON, Ohio - Tighter security measures are expected at a southwest Ohio military base as it conducts training exercises to test base responses to emergency situations.
- The Latest: 2 San Diego journalists hurt in storm coverage Updated: Feb-01-16 9:36 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Latest on a winter storm lashing California (all times local):
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to hold anti-terrorism exercise Updated: Feb-01-16 1:09 pm
KITTERY, Maine - Security forces at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will undergo anti-terrorism training and drills this week at the Kittery dockyard.
- Tri-county cities appeal for federal disaster declaration Updated: Jan-28-16 4:53 am
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - Officials representing three northeastern West Virginia cities have appealed to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to request that the federal government declare a disaster because of the weekend snowstorm that dumped 40 inches or more in several tri-county communities.
- Quake, tsunami drill tests Coast Guard Updated: Jan-27-16 10:17 am
ASTORIA, Oregon - When the men and women of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River came to work Monday morning, they were told they had 20 minutes to reach Fort Clatsop.
- Safety, drainage top priorities of new Charleston mayor Updated: Jan-27-16 8:06 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Public safety and improving storm drainage are the top priorities of Charleston's first new mayor in four decades.
- Christie apologizes to official he called 'crazy mayor' Updated: Jan-26-16 5:01 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he personally apologized after calling a New Jersey shore official a "crazy mayor" and forcefully rebutted critics who suggested the state hasn't done enough to help residents dealing with the aftermath of flooding from this weekend's storm.
- Woman who stayed in her car for 3 days during storm rescued Updated: Jan-26-16 3:20 pm
ACCOKEEK, Maryland - A woman who had been living in her car and decided to ride out the weekend blizzard was rescued Monday night after a neighbor became alarmed for her safety.