State of emergency News

Cleanup Underway After Powerful Storms Pound Northeast

Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and more 200,000 homes and businesses without power. Connecticut officials said men in …

Massachusetts Regulators Probe Uber Pricing During Storm

Massachusetts regulators are investigating whether ride-hailing company Uber violated state law by increasing prices during a powerful storm in March. The Boston Herald reports that the Department of Public Utilities, which oversees ride-hailing apps, sent Uber a letter last month …

Thousands Without Power in New Jersey After Latest Storm

Thousands of utility customers remain without power in New Jersey following the fourth major storm to hit the state in three weeks. The storm dropped around a foot of snow in some parts before leaving the region early Thursday, with …

Snowy Nor’easter Brings Threat of More Power Problems

Another snowy, blowy nor’easter threatened a new round of power outages as it began moving up the East Coast on Wednesday, causing officials to close schools and government offices and raising concerns for utility customers still trying to bounce back …

Winter Storm Prompts Emergency Declaration on Maryland Shore

A state of emergency was in effect on parts of Maryland’s Eastern Shore in response to a coastal winter storm. Gov. Larry Hogan issued the declaration late Wednesday night for the Lower Shore, including Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Ankle …

Drought May Have Aided Storm That Walloped Maine, Northeast

Drought conditions across much of Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in …

California Fires Pose Grave Risk to Marijuana Growers

For many businesses in northern California, it will take years to rebuild from the wildfires that have decimated the region. For many legal cannabis growers, the destruction could be insurmountable. At least six marijuana farms have been destroyed, said Hezekiah …

Emergency Price Stabilization Act in Effect in Four Oklahoma Counties

An Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in place in Mayes, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner counties after a state of emergency was declared following the recent tornado outbreak in those counties, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced. The price gouging statute …

Wisconsin Under State of Emergency for Wildfire Danger

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency as the state faces heightened wildfire conditions. Walker issued an executive order directing all state agencies to assist with potential wildfire response and recovery efforts. The order also directs the …

U.S. Blizzard Grounds Flights, Raises Power as Trump Tweets

A late-winter storm is about to bury the eastern U.S. in snow. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights, wholesale power prices surged and natural gas futures rallied as the storm prepared to spin up the Atlantic Coast, threatening New York …