Latest Emergency management News

Noem proposes big salary raises, over $1B in projects

Dec. 07, 2021 19:30 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem laid out a plan Tuesday to spend an unprecedented amount of money in raises for state employees, teachers and health care providers, as well as boost infrastructure projects as the state receives billions in federal pandemic relief and sees...

Minnesota budget officials project huge $7.7 billion surplus

Dec. 07, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials on Tuesday projected a whopping $7.7 billion surplus in the current state budget, a projection that sets the stage for debates in the 2022 legislative session over spending and taxes. Minnesota Management and Budget said strong growth in...

Ohio governor pushes $250 million funding plan for police

Dec. 07, 2021 05:59 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police and fire departments and emergency medical service agencies could apply for up to $250 million in federal grants meant to help first responders fight violent crime and recover from pandemic-related hardships, under a proposal announced Monday by Gov. Mike DeWine....

Storm sweeps Hawaii, brings threat of ‘catastrophic’ floods

Dec. 06, 2021 23:27 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A strong storm packing high winds and extremely heavy rain flooded roads and knocked out power across Hawaii, with officials warning Monday of potentially worse conditions ahead. The National Weather Service said the storm brings the threat of “catastrophic...

Kentucky governor points to benefits of federal pandemic aid

Dec. 06, 2021 18:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Massive amounts of federal aid have given Kentucky a once-in-a-generation opportunity to guarantee basic necessities and build on economic momentum, showing the grassroots benefits that trump the partisan rancor over coronavirus pandemic relief, Gov. Andy Beshear said...

Pandemic relief to help health care workers with child care

Dec. 06, 2021 14:15 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is using $5.5 million in pandemic relief money to help health care workers pay for licensed child care over the next year, the health department and the governor announced Monday. Funds will be available for parents and guardians who work in health...

Leaders release plan to spend $113M of pandemic relief money

Dec. 06, 2021 12:00 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's legislature will soon act to spend some of the state's federal relief funds to help the economy recover. Gov. Dan McKee, House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio outlined the plans on Friday in a press conference...

WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by pandemic

Dec. 06, 2021 08:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries, leading to tens of thousands more deaths worldwide last year — as questions remain on...

Repairs discussed for trail system decimated by bomb cyclone

Dec. 06, 2021 01:20 AM EST

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A key component to the rebuilding of the Auld-Brokaw Maintenance and Recreational Trail System and stabilizing the banks of Marne Creek is about to commence. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been providing notice of its intent to relevant...

Analysis: Money flows slowly to La. water system upgrades

Dec. 05, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When lawmakers set aside $300 million in federal pandemic aid in June to help upgrade Louisiana's antiquated water and sewer systems, they talked about the urgent need for improvements and maintenance. But the dollars have taken longer than expected to divvy up. ...