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14 Counties Added to Emergency Declaration in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has added 14 counties to an emergency declaration he signed following a series of severe storms that have spawned tornadoes and caused flooding across the state. Stitt on Wednesday amended an executive order he issued last …

Storms Leave 2 Dead in Oklahoma; More Severe Weather Expected

Authorities say a man and woman were killed in separate incidents when severe storms swept across Oklahoma, and officials warned more severe storms are on the way. A 55-year-old man’s body was found May 1 inside his vehicle in Tulsa …

California Issues Emergency Declaration to Allow Out-of-State Adjusters to Help with Fire Claims

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has declared an emergency situation, which allows insurance companies to use out-of-state adjusters to help handle the large volume of claims resulting from the Camp and Woolsey Fires. The Camp Fire, the deadliest and most …

Trump Declares Disaster for New Mexico Native American Community

President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for a New Mexico Native American community that is recovering from the effects of severe weather and flooding. The declaration announced Thursday by the White House frees up federal money to help …

Flood Emergency Declared at Utah Dam During Heavy Snowmelt

Federal water managers declared a first-stage flood emergency for the first time at a popular state park and released water from a dam as warming temperatures sent water from rapid snowmelt into homes and onto roads in northern Utah on …

Louisiana Governor’s Latest Federal Flood Request Aid Upped to $4B

Gov. John Bel Edwards bumped up his request to more than $4 billion for federal flood disaster aid to repair south Louisiana’s flood destruction, according to a letter to the White House released Friday. The Democratic governor’s earlier request totaled …

Hawaii Governor Asks Obama for Disaster Funding for Maui flooding

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said he plans to ask President Barack Obama for federal assistance to help Maui communities clean up and repair areas damaged by flooding through Iao Valley. The state and Maui County have already issued disaster declarations …

Flooding on Hawaiian Island Prompts Emergency Proclamation

Maui residents and emergency crews are cleaning up following heavy downpours that flooded homes and caused landslides. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa signed an emergency proclamation after the storm last week, which dropped nearly 10 inches of rain near Iao Valley. …

Washington Governor Declares Emergency in 20 Counties in Wake of Wildfires

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for 20 Eastern Washington counties in response to multiple wildfires that threaten homes and natural resources. Inslee issued the declaration Tuesday after touring fires in the Spokane region. Inslee noted that …

New Mexico Governor Declares Emergency Amid Growing Wildfire

A wildfire burning in central New Mexico grew to more than three square miles late Wednesday, sending up a towering plume of smoke that swelled as afternoon temperatures soared and eventually blanketed the state’s largest city in a thick haze. …