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EDM Friday Briefing: California Wildfires, Zika, Flooding in Louisiana, Cybersecurity, Chicago Police Department

Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 19, 2016: California's Blue Cut Fire continues to burn, a new fire starts in rugged terrain near Santa Barbara, officials arrest three individuals in connection with the Blue Cut Fire, wildfire threat shifts eastward, Zika appears in Miami Beach, the Red Cross says flooding in Louisiana is the worst disaster since Superstorm Sandy, DHS offers to help ensure cybersecurity for elections, officers in Chicago may be fired over Laquan McDonald reports, Germany reports an earthquake near the Falkland Islands, and Tropical Storm Fiona forms in the Atlantic Ocean.

Zika: Next Stop, Singapore

Wildfires Worst Ever in 2015

The 2015 Wildfire season closes as the worst ever on record with an unprecedented 10.12 million acres burned. Climate Central attributes much of it to increasing temperatures, the extended drought, and fire suppression over the last 100 years. Websites offer fire emergency response information, mitigation measures, and education materials and information for individuals and communities to become better prepared, thereby increasing resilience.

EDM Wednesday Briefing: A Shootout in South Carolina Leaves Suspect Dead, Vehicle Peppered with Bullet Holes