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New Orleans Council Planning to Study Drainage After Massive Flooding

As New Orleans dried out from torrential rains that flooded areas for the second time in two weeks, the City Council called a special meeting to review the drainage system and warning processes. Council President Jason Williams said he plans …

Scientists Use Tsunami Research to Help Alaska Communities Prepare

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have been looking into the science behind tsunami risk for Alaska’s coastal communities. Tsunami modelers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, Elena Suleimani and Dmitry Nicolsky, recently shared their discoveries with …

3 New Arkansas Counties Added to Disaster Aid List

Officials say three more Arkansas counties have been added to the list of counties that are eligible for disaster unemployment assistance because of severe weather earlier this year. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says Prairie, White and Woodruff are …

Homes Near Northern Arizona Wildfire Have Evacuations Lifted

Homeowners in northern Arizona were given the green light to return days after being displaced by a fast-moving wildfire, while residents more than 200 miles away fled their homes after a blaze forced an evacuation of a small mountain community …

Arizona Residents Evacuated as Wildfires Sweep Western U.S.

An Arizona wildfire that forced thousands from their homes and came dangerously close to consuming a town was 43 percent contained by Thursday evening, authorities said. Roughly 1,400 evacuated residents of the community of Mayer were allowed to go home …

California Wildfire Destroys Ranch Home of ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star

The home of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by …

Snowmelt-driven River Swelling Forces Evacuation of 90 California Homes

Authorities say 90 homes remain under mandatory evacuation orders following levee breaches along a river in California, the result of the state’s huge springtime snowpack melting in the summer heat. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office posted aerial photos showing several …

Utah Blaze Now Nation’s Largest Active Wildfire

The nation’s largest wildfire is burning in Utah and has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a mountain area that’s home to a ski town. Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire …

Average 2017 Wildfire Season Predicted for Wyoming

State forester Bill Crapser says most of Wyoming is predicted to have slightly below average to average large wildfires this year. Crapser says there could be a lot of wildfires started by lightning but most are not expected to grow …

Alaska Hosts Plate Tectonics Research Effort

Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing …