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AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

Nov. 11, 2019 1:02 PM EST

The security camera at Lake Dunlap Dam near San Antonio was rolling one day last May as it usually does, helping dam operators monitor for signs of trouble. The day, bright and clear, was unremarkable, the water flowing steadily over the top of the dam as it was supposed to. Suddenly and without warning, a...

Citing security, Nevada keeps dams' emergency plans secret

Nov. 10, 2019 9:10 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada keeps emergency response plans for potential dam failures secret for the same reason the U.S. government refuses the state's demands for information about weapons-grade plutonium shipped to the Las Vegas area: It's confidential for security purposes, even for dams at golf course...

As police and firefighter numbers fall, officials urge prep

Sep. 22, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — With natural disasters increasing in frequency and intensity, first responders are finding it more difficult to reach and rescue the thousands of victims of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. Throughout the country, many emergency units have fewer people to navigate disaster...