For Miami-Dade, Hurricane Irma may have been but a dry run for the real thing -- a major hurricane that rakes across the length of the county with the full destructive force of the terrifying Category 5 monster that Irma and its sequel, Hurricane Maria, delivered at their peak.
Hurricane Maria struck Dominica as a Category 4 hurricane early Tuesday. Puerto Rico is in the projected path of the monster storm.
Tropical Storm Jose, which has been lingering in the Atlantic Ocean, could lumber up toward Connecticut, predictions show, but it is still too early to tell its exact impact.
Few hurricanes and other disasters allow time for people to gather even the most basic essentials, making early planning and preparedness a necessity.
While Hurricane Irma complicates emergency management efforts, mutual aid agreements will help managers to deal with the damage from both Harvey and Irma.
An incredible amount of rain, exceeding 20 inches in some areas, is likely as the storm is predicted to stall and unload torrential downpours for four to six straight days.
Many people believe that FEMA will arrive at their front door with food and other necessary items during or after emergencies; that is not the case.
The increasing incidents of snake bites in the United States make it more important than ever for emergency personnel to train and refresh their understanding of how to handle such injuries.