He was pursued by sharks, nearly shipwrecked by a hurricane and became an international celebrity when he landed in Casablanca with a stowaway, a 23-year-old Azorean woman who had sought passage to England to become a poet.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 24, 2017: 30 individuals have been hospitalized and 9 people have died following an alleged human trafficking incident in Texas - and other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 19, 2017: A state of emergency has been declared for Mariposa County - and other news.
Is there a magical shield protecting the beaches where many Washingtonians vacation and have second homes? Will a hurricane ever directly strike these shores?
Emergency and disaster management briefing for June 26, 2017: Hacked state government websites reportedly displayed pro-ISIS propaganda; other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for June 19, 2017: Seven US Navy sailors are dead following a crash involving the USS Fitzgerald and a merchant vessel - and other news.
The WMO announced this week that three storm names will no longer be used for future weather events: Erika, Joaquin, and Patricia.