Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 14, 2016: Super Typhoon Meranti is now the largest storm of the year, free Zika testing is being offered in Miami Beach, Zika appears in Singapore, aerial spraying of insecticides is being blamed for the death of millions of honey bees, a study links neonicotinoid insecticides to bee colony die-offs, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits the city of Medellin, Colombia, and Greece declares a state of emergency on Thassos Island due to a massive wildfire.
Officials now say that the Fort McMurray wildfire could burn on for months, the USFA releases the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) toolkit, a report details the billions in damages caused by disasters around the globe in April, and scientists detect more than 100 small quakes under Mount St. Helens.
Rescuers are still digging for survivors after an earthquake in Ecuador, Japan gets hit with its second earthquake in less than a week, and a top U.S. official expresses concern of a Zika outbreak in the U.S.
A study reveals that the Porter Ranch methane leak was one of the largest in history, researchers find a stronger link between Zika virus and birth defects, and the FBI/Apple iPhone unlocking battle continues.
Authorities in Kalamazoo, MI look for answers in the deadly shooting spree involving an Uber driver, Fiji starts the recovery process from the devastation of a devastating cyclone, and a group of scientists warns of drought spreading across the U.S.
Research indicates that severe water shortages may be more prevalent across the world than originally thought, air strikes hit Syria just days after an agreed upon "cessation of hostilities," and winter weather advisories continue on the East Coast.