Latest Emergency management News

The Latest: Pence views raging river, visits shelter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo, Nebraska, which found itself cut off from the outside world last week by floodwaters. Pence visited the flood disaster area...

US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

Mar. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman commended Arizona,...

The Latest: US official declares Colorado River plan done

Mar. 19, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a Colorado River drought plan (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The U.S. government says seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River have completed their work on a plan to protect the waterway amid a prolonged drought. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda...

The Latest: UN allocates $20 million to aid cyclone victims

Mar. 19, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The latest on tropical cyclone (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Wednesday The United Nations has allocated $20 million from its emergency response fund for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Tuesday that...

AP Interview: Yemen's rebels say they won't give up port

Mar. 19, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen said Tuesday that his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the government. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committees, accused his rivals from the...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Mar. 19, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised —...

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Mar. 18, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to...

US drug czar says border wall will reduce influx of drugs

Mar. 18, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's drug czar on Monday touted the president's plan for a U.S.-Mexico border wall as a way to save American lives by helping stem the flow of illegal drugs into the country. While visiting Kentucky, drug czar Jim Carroll said Trump's long-promised border wall...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Mar. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. Many homes in a mostly rural area of Missouri's...

Fresh rallies against al-Bashir as Sudan secures $300M loans

Mar. 17, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities on Sunday as the government announced it had secured $300 million in loans to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest. The demonstrations began in December over price hikes and food...