Although Hurricane Maria is well past Puerto Rico now, this hurricane caused profound damage and disruptions throughout the island.
After two days, a survivor is pulled from earthquake rubble in Mexico City, a Florida nursing home license is revoked following the deaths of ten patients, weak infrastructure leaves Puerto Rico in the dark following Hurricane Maria, two more sinkholes have opened up in Central Florida, British Columbia is finally seeing relief from its devastating wildfire season, SEC computers may still contain major vulnerabilities, Colorado gains control of a fire sparked by an electrical power cap insulator, and CVS announces new prescription measures to help fight the exploding opioid crisis.
Even though Hurricane Harvey was a disaster of epic proportions, there were local heroes who made Texas and America proud.
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.