- Otter: State fees waived in wildfire rebuilding efforts Updated: Nov-26-15 3:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's waiving inspection fees for state electrical, plumbing and HVAC permits for buildings damaged by wildfires in northern Idaho.
- 15 Texas counties to get disaster aid after Oct. storms Updated: Nov-25-15 12:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas will receive federal aid for the ongoing recovery from October storms that left six people dead.
- Feds ask public for help with flood control plan in NW Ohio Updated: Nov-23-15 3:52 am
FINDLAY, Ohio - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking residents near the northwestern Ohio city of Findlay to help with mapping a diversion channel that's part of its flood control plan for the area.
- Galveston council approves Hurricane Ike recovery projects Updated: Nov-20-15 4:00 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - The Galveston City Council has voted to spend more than $38 million in federal recovery funds on nine projects amid concerns whether the Hurricane Ike-related money is being used to address infrastructure needs in low-income neighborhoods.
- Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand Updated: Nov-19-15 1:36 pm
DENVER - The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows downstream to Mexico, California and 17 other states. Colorado released its first-ever plan Thursday to cope with increasing competition for that water as the West grows drier.
- Report says state scores B+ overall in disaster preparedness Updated: Nov-19-15 3:46 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A report shows North Carolina is relatively well prepared to face the risks posed by extreme weather changes.
- Study: Ohio not prepared for extreme heat, floods, drought Updated: Nov-19-15 3:46 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two groups have released a study on the nation's preparedness for climate change-related weather events that says Ohio isn't ready for what could come in the next decades.
- Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency after storms Updated: Nov-18-15 9:18 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency for all counties in the state, after days of heavy rain and a storm Tuesday that killed three people, wreaked havoc on power lines and flooded rivers.
- Trailer ready to help Indiana pets after natural disasters Updated: Nov-18-15 2:10 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - When Kellie Borgman, president and co-owner of Friends for Paws, took supplies to southern Indiana after major tornadoes and flooding a few years ago, she didn't see any animals for the first three or four days.
- False alarm triggered at state Capitol, prompts evacuation Updated: Nov-18-15 11:26 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Workers and visitors at the Oklahoma Capitol are being let back in the building after construction workers apparently triggered a fire alarm accidentally.
- Hanalei restoration project to prevent flooding complete Updated: Nov-09-15 8:42 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - State officials have announced the completion of a multi-million dollar project to prevent flooding and protect endangered species in the Hanalei Stream.
- Vermont city among towns seeking to reduce flood damage Updated: Nov-08-15 9:21 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - In the nine years Thom Lauzon has been mayor of Barre, the residential area along the Gunners Brook has flooded four times and now the city is preparing to be ready the next time the water rises, a sure thing in an era of more intense storms.
- New storm preparation center pairs UConn, power company Updated: Nov-08-15 9:19 am
STORRS, Connecticut - Two days before Superstorm Sandy struck Connecticut in 2012, UConn scientists fed measurements from the storm and historical data from others into a computer model they developed and forecast where the most damage and power outages would occur.
- US Marines release findings on chopper crash in Nepal quake Updated: Nov-06-15 11:00 pm
TOKYO - The crew's decision to use the most direct route to bring out the injured is the likely cause of a U.S. military helicopter crash that killed 13 people during earthquake rescue operations in May in Nepal, the U.S. Marine Corps said Saturday.
- S Carolina National Guard's storm-response costs total $40M Updated: Nov-06-15 1:33 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's top military officer says the state National Guard and its Emergency Management Division have spent about $40 million responding to last month's catastrophic storm.
- Aid groups warn of crisis in earthquake-hit Nepal Updated: Nov-06-15 12:35 am
BHAKTAPUR, Nepal - There is no sign of the government-promised new houses that were to shelter millions of victims of Nepal's devastating spring earthquake. The agency that was supposed to oversee billions of dollars in spending no longer exists. And border protests continue to prevent needed supplies from getting in.
- Delmont Fire Department once again fully equipped Updated: Nov-04-15 10:08 am
DELMONT, South Dakota - The fire department in Delmont is fully equipped for the first time since a May 10 tornado devastated the community, though the town is still struggling to recover.
- Oregon dumps mulch on burned ground to prevent flooding Updated: Nov-03-15 1:59 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - Helicopters are dumping thousands of pounds of wood mulch on Oregon's Malheur National Forest three months after a wildfire tore through the area.
- South Texas school district checking bus safety after storms Updated: Nov-03-15 9:15 am
HELOTES, Texas - A San Antonio-area district will review safety procedures after three school buses were caught in flash flooding and nearly 20 people had to be rescued.
- State seeks written public comment for beach erosion study Updated: Nov-03-15 4:01 am
MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina - The Division of Coastal Management is seeking public comment for a beach erosion study that legislators required during their most recent session.
- SBA offering loans to southwest Virginia storm victims Updated: Nov-03-15 2:31 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Low-interest disaster loans are available to Virginia businesses and residents in southwest Virginia that were drenched by rains in late September and early October.
- Phoenix area takes note when quakes rattle central Arizona Updated: Nov-02-15 5:02 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona is regularly rattled by small earthquakes, but every now and then the ground shakes hard enough to be felt in its populous Phoenix metro area.
- Group to send checks to victims of Coal City tornado Updated: Nov-02-15 9:19 am
COAL CITY, Illinois - A committee in charge of distributing money to victims of last June's tornado in Coal City says it will start sending out checks this month.
- Storms, tornadoes lash Texas; death toll rises to 6 Updated: Oct-31-15 6:16 pm
HOUSTON - The death toll rose to six in Texas as more bodies were recovered on Saturday after another band of strong storms and heavy rain spawned three tornadoes and dangerous flooding in the waterlogged state.
- The Latest on Texas storms: Body found; death toll at 6 Updated: Oct-31-15 5:28 pm
HOUSTON - The latest on the strong storms buffeting Texas for a second day, causing flooding and possible tornadoes (all times local):