Sierra Leone issues an urgent plea for help as the nation fears hundreds are dead following heavy flooding and mudslides - and other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 11, 2017: A police officer in Brooklyn is shot several times while responding to a call - and other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 7, 2017: Floodwaters inundated New Orleans and Jefferson Parish after pumps failed to keep pace with rainfall amounts - and other news.
A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.
EDM briefing for Feb.8, 2017: Destructive tornadoes in New Orleans; construction likely to resume soon on the Dakota Access Pipeline; and more.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for November 28, 2016: A mass shooting in New Orleans leaves one dead; a cyber attack hits San Francisco's light rail system; officials determine that the Pinnacle Mountain fire still burning in South Carolina was human-caused; H5N8 avian flu sweeps across Europe's bird populations; a volcano eruption in Mexico spews hot ash, prompts warnings; and a strong weather system developing over the central U.S. will likely bring a late season storm to the South.