- W.Va. localities face Friday deadline on FEMA grants Updated: Sep-02-15 2:39 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The clock is ticking for West Virginia localities seeking a federal assist during hard times.
- Navajo president requests help from FEMA after mine spill Updated: Sep-01-15 5:23 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help in the tribe's recovery from a mine spill.
- New flood warning system installed along Guadalupe River Updated: Sep-01-15 3:28 pm
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The tranquil gurgling of Guadalupe River rapids was broken only by bird calls and occasional inner-tube floaters as Sylvia and Robert San Miguel relaxed in lawn chairs on its banks.
- Pence requests federal aid after summer storms, flooding Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants for government and certain nonprofits in 19 counties that were hit by severe storms and flooding from June 7 to July 29.
- Flood control plan in northwestern Ohio upsets farmers Updated: Aug-31-15 11:50 am
FINDLAY, Ohio - A federal agency's plan for reducing repeated river flooding that has caused millions of dollars of damage over the years in northwestern Ohio has upset some area farmers.
- Katrina cottages create opportunities for entrepreneurs Updated: Aug-30-15 4:07 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - From Gulfport to Gautier to Ocean Springs, Bobby Windham has crisscrossed the Mississippi Gulf Coast living in Katrina cottages.
- Warwick Fire Department awarded nearly $1M in federal grants Updated: Aug-30-15 11:56 am
WARWICK, Rhode Island - The Warwick Fire Department has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal funding for search and rescue training programs.
- Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international organizations.
- George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.
- The Latest: Former President Bush arrives in Mississippi Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The latest on former President George W. Bush's trip to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
- Governor seeks federal help for storm-affected areas Updated: Aug-28-15 4:06 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to allow people in seven northeast Illinois counties to apply for low-interest loans to help with storm recovery.
- Governor issues executive order to help wildfire recovery Updated: Aug-27-15 10:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown has released emergency recovery funding for major wildfires in central and northern California.
- Senators: More must be done to prevent future wildfires Updated: Aug-27-15 8:10 pm
SEATTLE - As Washington and other Western states battle huge blazes this summer, two U.S. senators said at a field hearing in Seattle that more needs to be done to prepare for and help prevent future wildfires.
- Californians cut water without state imposing fines Updated: Aug-27-15 7:49 pm
FRESNO, California - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.
- Rand Paul stops in Boise along Western campaign tour Updated: Aug-27-15 6:31 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul stopped in Boise as part of his Western tour to rally support and attract voters in a red-dominated state that is likely to have its pick of candidates during the GOP primary election.
- FEMA's Fugate tours school safe room while in Mississippi Updated: Aug-27-15 8:12 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says the agency's greatest lessons since Hurricane Katrina have been in how to prepare and respond to the most severe emergencies.
- 7 disaster help centers from May storms to close in Texas Updated: Aug-25-15 1:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Seven federal disaster recovery centers in five Texas counties will close this week after providing assistance since deadly May storms.
- Poland's govt to compensate farmers hit by drought, heat Updated: Aug-25-15 12:46 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland will pay more than 500 million zlotys ($135 million) in compensation to the thousands of farmers who have lost crops and fodder because of drought and unusually high temperatures, the agriculture minister said Tuesday.
- 2 Minnesota helicopters, crew dispatched to Washington fire Updated: Aug-21-15 3:17 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota officials said Friday they would dispatch two Blackhawk helicopters and 14 associated personnel to help fight the wildfires in Washington state.
- Pence, others seek USDA disaster aid for 8 more counties Updated: Aug-20-15 5:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence and others have asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to make a secretarial disaster declaration for eight additional counties hit by heavy rains and flooding since May 1.
- Inslee asks for federal help for wildfire costs Updated: Aug-19-15 9:32 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee is requesting a federal emergency declaration to provide more help to pay for fighting the many wildfires burning in Washington state.
- Drought panel told there's forage, not water on Nevada range Updated: Aug-19-15 6:27 pm
LAS VEGAS - Northern Nevada ranchers told a panel studying ongoing regional drought on Wednesday that there's a bumper crop of grass on the open range, and they want to be allowed to turn more cattle out to graze on it.
- Ohio request is step toward aid for Buckeye Lake businesses Updated: Aug-18-15 6:32 am
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is asking federal officials to declare an economic injury disaster for three counties near central Ohio's Buckeye Lake.
- US seed plan aims to protect land after natural disasters Updated: Aug-17-15 6:15 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal authorities announced a plan Monday to produce massive quantities of seeds from native plants that can be quickly planted to help land recover from natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.
- Minot receives $6M from FEMA to help protect treatment plant Updated: Aug-15-15 6:41 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot will use a $6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help protect the city's water treatment plant and keep it functioning during a flood.