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“And it lifted me about a foot off the ground or so. I thought I was going to flip my truck, but then it grabbed ahold of the front end and spun it. I did like a 360 and ended up four parking spots away from where I parked.”
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As of Sunday evening, the National Guard had helped 45 people in flooded areas as it conducts multiple rescue operations at once, a National Guard spokesman said. A handful of those were elderly Ruidoso residents.
“The next step will be to integrate the information from ATF’s investigation into our Cause and Origin report, and share ATF’s investigative findings as an appendix,” the Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety chief said.
Penn Township was one of the hardest-hit areas, where firefighters responded when a tree fell on a pony on Pine Hollow Road Extension and other fallen trees blocked access on several roads, including Nature Lane.
The flooding emergency in Medanales came while other natural disasters throughout the state — such as flooding in Las Vegas, N.M., and fires in Ruidoso — have spurred evacuations and wreaked havoc.
Authorities have been silent about possible causes of the pair of fires, which ignited the morning of June 17 in forested lands of the Mescalero Apache Reservation . The fires destroying an estimated 1,400 structures.
The city also wants to provide about $26 million for residents to buy out high-risk properties, and fix flood-damaged homes in a plan to support long-term recovery efforts from July 2022 flooding.
Although some calls didn’t go through, Massachusetts 911 officials are unaware of any emergencies that were affected by the outage. The system allows dispatchers to identify and return 911 calls.
Two new disaster recovery centers in Dallas County will make financial aid available for and offer in-person assistance to homeowners and renters impacted by the storms, high winds and power outages.
A group of landowners in western Montana recently urged Missoula County to cut ties with FEMA because of a new map. County commissioners said that doing so would deny people insurance and cost the county millions of dollars.
The NTSB said that two electrical blackouts caused the Dali Freighter crew to scramble for control before the 984-foot ship struck the bridge on March 26, collapsing the bridge and killing six construction workers.
Assessments after the May 7 tornadoes found 60 homes and other buildings were destroyed after an EF2 tornado uprooted trees and downed power lines, flipped vehicles, and displaced hundreds of people.
They are among 16 states and one Tribal Nation eligible for the federal funding, which will allow those entities to receive mitigation funding faster after a flood-related disaster.
The system will require a lot of expertise to operate. Currently, the trailer sits at the Public Works campus where staff from Public Works, Fire and Emergency Response departments will be trained on how to use the mini facility.
Nationwide, insurance companies have been drastically raising premiums or pulling out of areas due to fire risk. The issue seems to have recently hit home for Santa Feans, many of whom have been facing policy non-renewals.
The mayor told the Senate Committee on Ways and Means during a Feb. 20 briefing that Maui County wanted the state to cover $402 million in what otherwise would be county wildfire recovery costs over the next three years.