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The Dixie Fire burning in Plumas and Butte counties, at 197,487 acres as of Monday morning, had produced smoke that settled into a blanket of foggy, cool air, shielding the fire from direct sunlight and high temperatures in the 90s.
In a matter of fewer than three hours on July 17, the normally placid brook running under Chase Hill Road swelled roughly 12 feet over its banks and sent a cascade of debris and racing water toward Taft Pond Road.
Nursing homes struggled to follow infection control rules for years prior to the arrival of the novel coronavirus. But for the first time during the pandemic, every nursing home in the country received an infection control inspection and some were visited multiple times.
The strike teams are expected to arrive Friday and will include 10 advanced life support ambulances and 20 medical professionals, two strike team leaders and a logistics specialist to help with transporting patients.
The Cherokee County 911 emergency response system was approved by voters and formed in 1994. The county’s nine-member 911 trust authority was chosen by county commissioners in 1995.
The smoke from historic wildfires across parts of the West has been traveling on a jet stream. Jet streams are narrow air currents that typically flow from west to east, found roughly 30,000 to 40,000 feet in the air.
The Bootleg fire began July 6 and was marked by dramatic growth during the first several days of the blaze, doubling its size for several consecutive days. The explosive spread was fueled by bone-dry fuels and high temps.
Fueled by the delta variant and low vaccination rates, COVID-related hospitalizations nearly tripled in the last two weeks in Oklahoma, said Aaron Wendelboe, an epidemiologist with the University of Oklahoma.
Pennsylvania State University is expanding its use of FirstNet, AT&T's dedicated telecommunications network for first responders, to include all its police officers and key personnel across several campuses.
A state of emergency took effect at 2 p.m. Sunday for the towns of Butternuts, Morris and Pittsfield, where major transportation routes were deemed impassable due to overflowing creeks and streams.
The three-bedroom modular structures were put in place in the years after Hurricane Rita struck Louisiana in 2005 as part of a program for post-disaster housing. They held up well in the 2020 hurricanes.
From firefighting and social services to increased accessibility, public-sector agencies are using virtual and augmented reality to improve how staff train to interact with citizens — and it’s only the beginning.
Around 6 p.m. July 13, Canadian Pacific Railroad reported to the state duty officer, an employee of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, they had spilled 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Fed up with a lack of transparency from county government after an ongoing crisis within its Emergency Medical Services, Sedgwick County EMS workers have created a Facebook page to provide live updates and insights.
After authorities announced that crews recovered one more victim Tuesday morning and five more victims were identified, it appears there may be fewer than five people remaining to be recovered from the rubble.