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Anchorage Fire Chief Doug Schrage instituted a municipality-wide burn ban last week. The ban came after the National Weather Service issued a "red flag warning" on Friday, prompted by hot and windy weather.
The new permanent rules by the Oregon Public Utility Commission lay out specific communication requirements for investor-owned electric utilities for notifying state and local emergency management officials.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-11th Dist., would provide new funding for the NOAA to conduct studies and collect data that take into account the impacts of climate change.
Scott Evans, Atlantic City's fire chief and emergency management coordinator, said the city saw moderate erosion toward the area in front of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Casino Resort.
Since the New York State Wastewater Surveillance dashboard went live in January, some county health officials, including in Albany, have used it to alert communities of elevated coronavirus rates.
One of the main things is have a weather radio. I keep mine next to my bed, so if there is a tornado warning in the middle of the night and you're sleeping, it will definitely wake you up and give you some time to get to your safe place.
The drill will simulate an aircraft mishap with "mass casualties," the base said in a notice on its website. First responders will immediately head to the exercise location, and an 88th Air Base Wing inspection team will evaluate response across the base.
The Huebner Creek Flood Mitigation Project would remove several properties from the 100-year floodplain along the creek — by realigning and widening the channel in the creek — and provide for erosion control.
The Pierce Conservation District in Washington is organizing a virtual event May 25 to help teach people how to make their homes safer from wildfires. Residents will learn what they can do now to mitigate the risks.
Despite the movement upward within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention community levels, there are no plans to reintroduce past mitigation requirements in King County, Wash.
On what is probably the worst day of someone’s life, if they are shot or stabbed, a victim of an assault or a major car crash, these emergency room nurses provide medical care, counseling and consolation.

One city councilmember's anxiety touched on a rarely discussed reality of life in San Antonio: Your health, as well as your quality of life and opportunities, are powerfully influenced by where you live.
A letter to the mayor and aldermen urged them to consider several projects, including programs and incentives for homeowners and landlords to install charging stations for electric vehicles in homes.
A Denver Post analysis of direct aid to individuals, businesses, nonprofits and local governments in all 64 Colorado counties found that none saw more money per capita than Pitkin County, home to the ski town of Aspen.

New infusions of federal funding and other steps are among many local flood-preparedness efforts as the recovery from Hurricane Ida remains ongoing. But the patchwork of efforts in the Philadelphia region and beyond can't allay nerves about the looming hurricane season.
At Newport Hospital, the vaccine mandate led to 21 resignations. While the mandate was cited as the reason, some of the nurses were making moves to other states, retiring early or switching jobs.
The mock disaster was a collision between a freight train and a black Ford truck full of passengers. The accident began with the train derailing and leaking hazardous chemicals across Jackson County.

The National Weather Service of Columbia states that five counties suffered damage from the twisters, one of which reached powerful EF-3 status, meaning it generated winds between 136 and 165 mph.

The next generation of emergency managers needs to be trained, educated, and certified in a similar manner to how we educate other public safety professionals, and communicate about many subjects, and manage millions of dollars.
According to both Howell and County Manager Greg Martin, the county has been running an advertisement for medics to man county ambulances, but it’s not getting responses. Howell stated he is currently short five full-time paramedics.