Now that Hurricane Hermine has come and gone, the concern that the Zika virus may spread is very real. With the heavy rains that poured into parts of Florida, standing water will definitely be something residents will need to pay close attention to.
Emergency and disaster briefing for September 9, 2016: North Korea confirms its fifth nuclear test, a high school shooting in Texas turns deadly, effects of Hurricane Newton may produce dangerous weather in the Midwest, police arrest a woman who started a fire on a JetBlue flight, firefighters work to contain the Gap fire in northern California, authorities foil a bomb plot in London, and forest fires in Portugal and Spain force evacuations.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 2, 2016: Hurricane Hermine weakens as it hits Florida, SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes, Chicago wraps up its deadliest month in 20 years, mosquitoes test positive for Zika in South Beach, FL, the U.S. plans to destroy chemical weapons, authorities arrest two women with 200 pounds of cocaine on a cruise ship, Louisiana lawmakers seek more funding for flood recovery, and an algorithm could boost power grid protection.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 29, 2016: Tropical depression 8 develops off of the East Coast, two United Airlines pilots are arrested on alcohol charges, two people go missing after a plane crashes in a New Orleans lake, Iran deploys a Russian-made long range missile, an Ithaca College student is stabbed, a fatal bus crash occurs in Louisiana, Zika arrives in Singapore, a biofuels study sparks debate, and California fire officials attempt to contain the Sobernanes, Chimney, and Rey wildfires.
EDM Friday Briefing: American University Attack, Italy Quake, Syrian Chemical Weapons, California Drought
Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 26, 2016: At least thirteen people die in an attack at American University of Afghanistan, the death toll increases in the earthquake that struck Italy, Syria may still be using chemical weapons, California drought persists and contributes to wildfires, and the U.S. Navy fires warning shots at Iranian vessels.