Florida declares a state of emergency as Hurricane Irma strengthens and its track moves closer to the state – and more news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 4, 2017: Major disaster declaration issued for Michigan; fire erupts in one of the world's tallest buildings; and other news.
Report: The threat of wildfires is likely to remain high, possibly through November, for southern California, northern Nevada, parts of the Northwest, the northern Great Plains, Hawaii's Big Island, and northern Wyoming.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 12, 2017: Emergency management officials confirm 16 deaths in C-130 military crash, measles outbreak and more news.
Southern California experienced a difficult weekend. A massive explosion at a power station in Northridge on Saturday left 140,000 customers in the San Fernando Valley without electricity and air conditioning during a weekend of record temperatures.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 10, 2017: A blast and fire at a San Fernando Valley power station cut power to thousands of California residents – and other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 7, 2017: A New Jersey Transit train derails in the Hudson River Tunnel, Montana and surrounding states are rocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake - and other news.
A voter-approved gun-control law due to take effect Saturday, banning the possession of magazines that can hold more than 10 cartridges, was blocked Thursday by a federal judge, who said it would violate Californians' right to defend themselves.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake reportedly hit the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif., the U.S. Geological Survey alert stated - in error.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for June 16, 2017: House majority whip Steve Scalise is still in critical condition after being shot Wednesday morning - and other news.