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These are stories documenting how communities and emergency officials respond to potentially disastrous situations, both natural and human-made.

Critical Response Group has taken the floor plans of nearly 14,000 schools, updated them and integrated that data with local law enforcement systems, developing a solution that helps when seconds count.
As of Monday morning, the largest fire in the state was the Post Fire north of Los Angeles, which had burned 14,625 acres and was 8 percent contained. Evacuation orders had been issued for 1,200 people along I-5.
Such warnings are issued based on phone call reports and, in some cases, webcams. Recently there has been an uptick in waterspouts in the area due to favorable conditions, including warm temperatures.
Commissioner Mike White said that it is important to recognize that the building was built large enough to last the county the next 20 to 25 years as it continues to grow.
The weather outbursts, which started on April 26 and have since occurred throughout the state, have had Gov. Greg Abbot issue the first of a series of amended state disaster declarations for the Texas counties impacted.
Findlay Schools are equipped with a biometric system that sounds alarms and notifies the appropriate people of an incident and the location of where a disturbance is happening, saving critical time.
The forecast was developed from a combination of machine learning models and analog analysis that consider climate factors such as the expected arrival of La Niña conditions and warm temperatures in the Atlantic.
Red flags mean swimming is prohibited while yellow indicates an advisory is in place for reasons such as E. coli levels, potential rip currents or high surf. If the flag is green, swimmers are good to go.
The American College of Surgeons encouraged people to take just an hour to learn how to save someone who has suffered a traumatic injury and could bleed to death without simple but lifesaving measures.
The county has partnered with a private-sector firm to use new GIS services and consulting to enhance the county’s NG911 emergency call system by updating routing and address data in a hybrid approach.