Tag: Disaster planning and response

Tropical Storm Enrique misses direct hit on Baja resorts

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CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Tropical Storm Enrique swirled to the east of the tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, missing a direct hit...

As wildfires rage, Biden will raise federal firefighter pay

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to temporarily raise pay for federal firefighters to ensure that no one fighting wildland fires is making...

‘Not fun’: Northwest heat wave builds, all-time records fall

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's largest city broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. It could beat the new mark on Sunday. ...

US seeks ways to recruit, retain wildland firefighters

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BOISE, Idaho — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire...

Dike, Michel each score 2 goals in Orlando City’s 5-0 win

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Daryl Dike and Benji Michel each scored two goals, and Nani had a goal and two assists as Orlando City beat...

Biden to ‘bring every resource’ to manage busy storm season

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his administration needs to “bring every resource to bear" to deal with natural disasters as huge...

Storm expected to be another blow to Gulf Coast businesses

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NEW ORLEANS — A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana...

Heavy rains soak parts of Appalachia, northern Mississippi

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Storms with soaking rains drenched a wide swath of Appalachia and northern Mississippi this week, swamping farmland, flooding bridges, stranding people...

US threatens legal action against Texas on shelter closures

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The Biden administration threatened Monday to pursue legal action if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott doesn't rescind his order shutting down federally funded shelters that...

Houston furniture store’s new truck to help during flooding

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HOUSTON — A Houston furniture store owner who’s rescued and sheltered people at his business during past flooding events, including Hurricane Harvey, has some...