- More flood warnings as rain, hail pelt Colorado Updated: May-23-15 6:16 pm
DENVER - More flood warnings were issued on Saturday as rain and hail pelted parts of Colorado.
- Countries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund Updated: May-23-15 9:56 am
BERLIN - Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies.
- More federal money awarded for Minot water plant project Updated: May-22-15 12:58 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is getting a $6.1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help protect the city's water treatment plant and keep it functioning during a flood.
- WSU researcher says drought could get worse Updated: May-21-15 2:26 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino tropical weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, a weather researcher for Washington State University said Thursday.
- Latest on California oil spill: Governor declares emergency Updated: May-20-15 10:05 pm
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- Union County homeowners won't see flood insurance surcharge Updated: May-20-15 9:34 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - More than 400 homeowners whose property lies along the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota are no longer facing a potential surcharge on their flood insurance.
- Special session means 2nd chance for some interests Updated: May-20-15 7:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Now that Minnesota lawmakers will be pulled back into action, the second-chance stampede is on.
- State moving emergency office out of Sioux Falls Updated: May-20-15 10:27 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Sioux Falls is losing its state Emergency Management office in a move that state public safety officials say will better position them to respond to crises and disasters, especially in smaller communities.
- Report shows few Utah agencies report using drones Updated: May-19-15 6:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A new state report published online this week shows only three government agencies in Utah reported using drones over the past year.
- Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird Updated: May-19-15 6:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as a threatened or endangered species already has delayed energy projects and oil and gas deals.
- Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird Updated: May-19-15 3:43 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released a plan to protect the habitat of a struggling bird species from being destroyed by wildfire.
- State, federal officials assess Delmont-area tornado damage Updated: May-19-15 1:08 pm
DELMONT, South Dakota - State and federal officials on Tuesday were assessing tornado damage to homes and businesses in Charles Mix and Douglas counties, including the town of Delmont.
- French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots Updated: May-18-15 5:19 pm
RENNES, France - A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a blighted Paris suburb a decade ago - a long-awaited verdict that crushed the boys' families and raised fears of possible violence like that seen recently in the U.S.
- $10M sought from federal government for levee project Updated: May-18-15 4:59 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Eastern Nebraska officials hope the federal government will chip in $10 million to help repair levees that protect the Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding community from Missouri River flooding.
- Merkel: Global catastrophe plan needed after Ebola crisis Updated: May-18-15 7:21 am
BERLIN - The Ebola crisis in western Africa showed the world in a painful way that a global catastrophe plan is needed to deal with future epidemics, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.
- Farmers hit by tornadoes, hail on April 22 can get aid Updated: May-16-15 3:41 pm
FARMERVILLE, Louisiana - Federal agriculture officials say farmers in Union Parish and the surrounding area are eligible for natural disaster aid following damage caused by tornadoes, hail, high winds and lightning on April 22.
- Village outlines its plans to keep federal flood insurance Updated: May-16-15 9:52 am
ESTRAL BEACH, Michigan - A small community along Lake Erie in southeastern Michigan told federal officials this week that its plans to comply with a flood insurance program include taking a resident to court to make him elevate his home.
- State submits federal $58.2 million flood relief plan Updated: May-15-15 8:38 am
DENVER - State officials are asking the federal government to review a $58.2 million flood relief plan that would help residents in communities damaged by the 2013 flood.
- Feds deny state's bid to extend snow disaster aid Updated: May-13-15 1:02 pm
BOSTON - The federal government has denied Massachusetts' request to expand disaster aid for a January blizzard, the first of several major storms that pummeled the state this past winter.
- Hickenlooper signs wildfire mitigation bills in Durango Updated: May-12-15 1:16 pm
DURANGO, Colorado - Legislation to boost a grant program that helps communities remove forest fuels to prevent wildfires has been signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
- The Latest on Nepal: Quake deaths also occur in India, Tibet Updated: May-12-15 10:05 am
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- Weather service says Lake City twister peaked at 100 mph Updated: May-11-15 7:07 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - National Weather Service crews were dispatched Monday to assess the damage caused by a tornado that tore through Lake City, uprooting trees, ripping apart the roof of a high school and leaving shreds of pink insulation strewn throughout the streets.
- Arkansas governor declares disaster area after severe storms Updated: May-11-15 6:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a disaster proclamation for 10 counties after touring some of the damage from Sunday night's storms that killed two people.
- Hassan appeals FEMA decision to deny disaster extension Updated: May-11-15 12:44 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan is appealing FEMA's decision to deny an extension for towns' snow-removal efforts following a blizzard in January.
- Panel calls for change at WHO after slow response to Ebola Updated: May-11-15 11:40 am
DAKAR, Senegal - An independent panel of experts said Monday that "deep and substantial" change is needed at the World Health Organization following its slow response to early warnings about West Africa's Ebola outbreak.