Latest Emergency management News

The Latest: Outbreak of norovirus at wildfire shelter

Nov. 14, 2018 10:05 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 7 p.m. Officials say there has been an outbreak of norovirus at a shelter housing people who evacuated their homes to escape the massive wildfire in Northern California. Butte County public health spokeswoman Lisa Almaguer...

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 9:30 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history. The announcement came Tuesday after...

The Latest: Wildfire evacuations lifted for Los Angeles

Nov. 13, 2018 12:06 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Authorities have lifted mandatory evacuation orders for the Los Angeles neighborhood threatened by an enormous wildfire. But thousands of homes remain at risk. Fire officials announced Monday night that the...

Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show

Nov. 12, 2018 12:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively...

The Latest: Sheriff: 6 more bodies found; total of 29

Nov. 11, 2018 9:41 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Authorities have reported 6 additional deaths in a Northern California, raising the death toll to 29 and making it the deadliest wildfire on record in California history. Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea said the...

Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show

Nov. 11, 2018 2:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively...

Water heater malfunction mistaken for gunfire at high school

Nov. 9, 2018 5:55 PM EST

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) — Classes were delayed by a few hours at a group of North Carolina schools Friday after loud noises from a high school's malfunctioning water heater prompted a report of an active shooter and a massive law enforcement response. The response began with a 911 caller's pre-dawn report of...

The Latest: Damaged water heater blamed for shooting report

Nov. 9, 2018 11:20 AM EST

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the active shooter situation in southeast North Carolina (all times local): 11:15 a.m. After a 911 caller's pre-dawn report of gunfire coming from the roof of a North Carolina high school, officials say responding law enforcement officers heard the same noises, but...

The Latest: Fire captain says wildfire destroys Calif. town

Nov. 8, 2018 10:52 PM EST

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A fire official says the Northern California town of Paradise has been "pretty much" destroyed. CalFire Capt. Scott McLean says a wind-whipped wildfire destroyed thousands of structures but he said they won't have an...

Experts warn Puerto Rico at risk amid lack of disaster plan

Nov. 6, 2018 12:05 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than a year after Hurricane Maria caught Puerto Rico's government wildly unprepared, officials acknowledge they still haven't come up with a plan to cope with the next such disaster — and it's not clear when they will. The U.S. territory's government insisted for...