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California to Waive Environmental Rules to Prep for Wildfire Season

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has moved to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a …

Recovery Underway in New York Region Hit by Flash Flooding

Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday’s pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated homes …

Parts of Virginia Beach Face Long Recovery from Hurricane Matthew

For some neighborhoods in Virginia Beach, the long recovery from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew is just beginning. On Saturday, emergency management crews and other officials toured several communities where homes were damaged. Virginia Beach emergency manager Erin Sutton says …

Consortium and Kansas County Announce Drone Emergency Response Deal

The Property Drone Consortium and emergency managers for Marion County, Kan. announced a public-private partnership under which the consortium will provide the county with an unmanned aerial system, sensor and resources. The county plans to deploy the system in the …

New York City Officials Launch Hurricane Awareness Campaign

New York City officials are launching a hurricane awareness campaign to help residents prepare for the upcoming storm season. “Know Your Zone” is being billed as a “one-stop-shop” for hurricane preparedness. New Yorkers can log onto the city’s website (http://nyc.gov/knowyourzone) …

University Of Central Oklahoma to Co-Host 2014 Tornado Summit

The University of Central Oklahoma has been selected as a co-host of the 2014 National Tornado Summit. The summit serves as a forum for national and state experts to meet and recommend new policies to improve emergency management, preparedness and …