State of emergency News

Land Unstable After Landslide Blocks River, Causes Emergency in Maine City

A state of emergency remained in effect Thursday in the city of Westbrook, Maine, where workers have been assessing landslides that blocked the Presumpscot River. Westbrook Fire Chief Andrew Turcotte said Thursday that the immediate threat of flooding subsided, but …

Wisconsin Governor Issues Emergency Order Due to Wildfires

Wisconsin residents grappling with the coronavirus have something else to worry about now: wildfires. Gov. Tony Evers on April 21 declared statewide state of emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions. The governor’s office said the state has experienced more …

How Forested Communities Are Trying to Adapt to Growing Wildfire Threat

Unless it’s Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California’s persistent …

High Winds, Tornado Rip Off Cape Cod Hotel Roof, Lead to Power Outages

High winds and one radar-confirmed tornado ripped off a hotel roof, downed trees that blocked roads, and knocked out power to thousands on Cape Cod on Tuesday during the peak of tourist season. A tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon, …

Arkansas Imposes 60-Day Insurance Cancellation Moratorium for Flood Victims

The Arkansas Insurance Department announced a 60-day moratorium on the cancellation/non-renewal of policies for the non-payment of premiums by Arkansans affected by the flooding of the Arkansas River under Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s May 24 declaration of a State of Emergency …

Restoring Gas Heat in Rhode Island Could Take a Week or More

National Grid began the painstaking process Tuesday of going door-to-door to restore natural gas service to about 7,000 Rhode Island customers who were without heat on a day when temperatures weren’t expected to rise above freezing. The effort in Newport …

Flash Flooding Closes Roads, Damages Homes in Central New York

Home and business owners in New York’s Finger Lakes region were dealing with flooded basements after heavy rains caused flash flooding that inundated roads in several towns Tuesday. A state of emergency was declared in at least one county. The …

Flooding Leads to State of Emergency Declaration for NW Wisconsin

A state of emergency has been declared for counties in Northwest Wisconsin impacted by widespread flooding. Gov. Scott Walker declared the emergency state for Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, and Iron counties, where severe thunderstorms produced torrential rain, damaging wind, and …

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 …