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Staying Safe after a Flood: Special Considerations for Hurricane Florence

Experiencing a storm like Hurricane Florence is stressful. Flooding also poses health dangers that you may not see on the surface.

Man Puts Toddler In Trunk, Tells Police He Was Conducting Social Experiment In Hopes Of Becoming 'Internet Sensation'

A man told police he was hoping to become "an internet sensation" when he put a toddler in a car trunk and closed it while in the parking lot.

More Than 1 Million Homes Planned For High-Risk Fire Areas In California. Should They Be Built?

In Sonoma County, where the Tubbs Fire destroyed more than 5,600 structures and killed 22, officials with the county and the city of Santa Rosa have begun streamlining the permit process for those seeking to rebuild homes destroyed in the blaze.

Man Firing Into Toronto Cafes Shoots 14 People, Killing 2

A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, shooting 14 people and killing two before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police.

Rescuers Search for Dozens Still Missing After Japan Floods

Rescuers were searching for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan on Monday after heavy rains that left shocked residents returning to muddy homes unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup due to the extent of damage from flooding and mudslides.

Governor Declares State of Emergency as Fire That Closed Interstate 5 Tops 5,000 Acres

A fast-moving fire in Siskiyou County that closed Interstate 5 from Yreka to Ashland, Oregon, and forced evacuations on Thursday afternoon has grown to 5,000 acres, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.

Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for Maryland, Allowing Aid for Ellicott City After May Flooding

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration in Maryland stemming from storms and flooding that occurred in May, and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts.

U.S. IRS Tax Filing Deadline Nears For 'Mainland Movers' After $200B Record-Breaking Hurricanes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reminded any residents of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa affected by last year’s massive hurricanes and tropical storms who are required to file a 2017 federal income tax return or pay their 2017 tax, to ensure by June 29 they do so.

Natural Disasters and Supply Chain: The View From Key West

In the world of supply chain risk management, natural disasters make for great occasional headlines, but generally poor foundational research. This is probably because such events (aka, “acts of God”) have traditionally been regarded as once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. Data from our annual Future of Supply Chain study suggests that view may be changing.

Michigan Without State-Appointed Emergency Managers for First Time in 18 Years

The State of Michigan is without emergency managers in cities or school districts for the first time in nearly 18 years, Treasurer Nick Khouri said Wednesday.