It's official – 2020 is now on record as the most active hurricane season ever.
Emergency Management News
The Great Galveston storm came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane. It remains the deadliest natural disaster and the worst hurricane in U.S. history.
Herd immunity against COVID-19 is unlikely if not enough Americans get a vaccine, a top health expert says.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for November 18, 2020: The FAA signed an order returning the 737 MAX to service – and other news.
Michigan and Washington on Sunday joined several other states in announcing renewed efforts to combat the coronavirus as more than 11 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in the United States.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for November 16, 2020: The NHC is warning that Hurricane Iota could make landfall today in northeastern Nicaragua as a catastrophic Category 5 storm – and other news.
Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 is possible. Researchers have published case studies with unequivocal supporting evidence for reinfection.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for November 13, 2020: Florida cleans up after Eta produces large waves and widespread flooding; the NHC says the new disturbance in the central Caribbean is likely to develop later today or tonight; a sinkhole from a water main break in the Bay Area swallows two cars; upgrades are underway for the dike and dam system around Lake Ockeechobee in Florida; Typhoon Vamco is the 21st typhoon to hit the Philippines this season and has killed at least 26 people; electricity production began again at the Puna Geothermal Venture in Hawaii which was heavily damaged from the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano; heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Eta caused widespread flooding, road closures, and bridge collapses across the Carolinas; and officials in Washington are cautioning travelers about a potential measles exposure on November 5 at Sea-Tac Airport.