The temperature in Phoenix hit a whopping 115 degrees Tuesday, making it the city's hottest day so far this year.
Emergency Management News
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.
WHO: The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency; the virus spread this week to a city of two million people.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 17, 2019: The NWS is rolling out a new flood warning system to help increase accuracy – and other news.
New Orleans: The much-feared Hurricane Barry came and went without causing serious damage or injuries on its northwest track across Louisiana.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 15, 2019: New York City suffered a blackout Saturday, Hurricane Barry made landfall – and other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 12, 2019: Tropical Storm Barry set to impact the Gulf Coast late Friday or Saturday, officials caution smaller municipalities after a third city in Florida was hit by a cyberattack, and more stories in today's briefing.
Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what forecasters said will be a long drenching that could trigger flooding in and around New Orleans.
Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not.