- Ignacio strengthens into Category 4 hurricane near Hawaii Updated: Aug-29-15 6:49 pm
HONOLULU - Hurricane Ignacio has been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of up to 140 mph.
- More wildfire evacuations in western Montana Updated: Aug-29-15 6:48 pm
HELENA, Montana - Another warm, windy day challenged crews battling numerous wildfires in western Montana and brought more evacuations Saturday.
- Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth Updated: Aug-29-15 6:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi.
- Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20 Updated: Aug-29-15 6:16 pm
ROSEAU, Dominica - Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.
- Prairie City homes evacuated as strong winds push flames Updated: Aug-29-15 3:44 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Firefighters battling strong winds in eastern Oregon have called for evacuation of the southern half of the town of Prairie City and surrounding areas.
- BLM rounds up wild horses after wildfire ravages habitat Updated: Aug-29-15 3:20 pm
OWYHEE COUNTY, Idaho - U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials are in the process of moving nearly 300 wild horses after a 442-square-mile fire ravaged almost all viable forage.
- The Latest: Former governor praises post-Katrina volunteers Updated: Aug-29-15 1:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
- As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried Updated: Aug-29-15 12:31 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully.
- Public land to close Sunday for wildfire danger Updated: Aug-29-15 8:04 am
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A large area of public land in the Idaho Panhandle will close Sunday because of extreme wildfire danger.
- Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm Updated: Aug-29-15 2:52 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared.
- Fire threatened IDEA distribution center in Pierce County Updated: Aug-28-15 8:07 pm
SPANAWAY, Washington - A brush fire threatened an IKEA distribution center in Pierce County on Friday.
- Ex-Utah judge removed for polygamy killed in semi wreck Updated: Aug-28-15 7:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A former Utah judge who was removed from the bench in 2006 for being a polygamist has died after his semi-truck crashed down a ravine, authorities said Friday.
- 911 calls from fatal fire: 'Send somebody fast' Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm
Homeowners frantically asked for help as a swiftly moving wildfire headed toward their houses, 911 audio calls show, and dispatchers tried to clear up confusion over injured firefighters from a blaze in Washington state that ultimately killed three firefighters.
- 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.
- Uninhabited areas most affected by Kodiak area fire Updated: Aug-28-15 5:51 pm
KODIAK, Alaska - Authorities say uninhabited areas of a small Kodiak Island community felt the brunt of a wind-whipped wildfire that prompted evacuation orders and destroyed a library and three houses.
- The Latest: Tropical Storm Erica expected to be downgraded Updated: Aug-28-15 5:35 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local):
- Fire crew deploys technology to learn from California blaze Updated: Aug-28-15 5:10 pm
FRESNO, California - A special fire crew has deployed cameras, heat sensors and wind gauges to study the behavior of a massive California wildfire.
- Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather Updated: Aug-28-15 4:58 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Northwest fire officials told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms may cause extreme fire behavior in the interim.
- Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together Updated: Aug-28-15 2:50 pm
HOUSTON - Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.
- SC officials partially open state emergency center for Erika Updated: Aug-28-15 2:48 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina Emergency Management Division says it has partially activated its emergency center as officials watch Tropical Storm Erika.
- 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):
- Tacoma school officials close Stadium Bowl due to sinkholes Updated: Aug-28-15 1:37 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Tacoma Public Schools has closed the athletic facility at Stadium High School after three sinkholes appeared in the Stadium Bowl.
- Okanogan wildfire grows by 22 square miles Updated: Aug-28-15 1:25 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The largest wildfire ever recorded in Washington state history had grown by more than 22 square miles Friday and firefighters were worried about high winds predicted for the weekend.
- Firefighters at Oregon wildfire prepare for windy weather Updated: Aug-28-15 12:18 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Structural fire crews have returned to protect homes on a wildfire in eastern Oregon as National Guard and other fire crews worked to reinforce lines against winds forecast to be gusting up to 40 mph.
- Bridgewater celebrates New Orleans on Katrina anniversary Updated: Aug-28-15 11:31 am
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