Latest Emergency management News

The Latest: Trump arrives in New Mexico for rally

Sep. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in New Mexico and is on his way to a rally in a suburb of Albuquerque. Thousands of people were gathered at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, awaiting...

Minnesota labor unions divided over the Green New Deal

Sep. 15, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two national leaders of the Service Employees International Union recently came to St. Paul to talk about the union's latest initiative to fight climate change: the Green New Deal. Earlier this summer, the SEIU executive board passed a resolution endorsing the sweeping measure proposed...

Arlington County, Virginia, Office of Emergency Management says possible shooting at mall. Police on scene.

Sep. 14, 2019 9:01 PM EDT
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County, Virginia, Office of Emergency Management says possible shooting at mall. Police on scene.

Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

Sep. 13, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 people remain listed as missing nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian hit the northern Bahamas. The...

NC governor seeks Hurricane Dorian disaster declaration

Sep. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 13 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. Cooper made the request to President Donald Trump's administration Friday. If approved, money would be available to help with the cost of debris cleanup, repairs or...

South African leader drops UN visit as women protest attacks

Sep. 13, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Friday canceled a visit to the United Nations' annual gathering of world leaders this month to focus on unrest over gender-based violence and xenophobic attacks, while women held another protest to express their fears. Hundreds gathered outside the...

The Latest: Heavy winds, rain expected for parts of Bahamas

Sep. 12, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — The latest on hurricane aftermath in the Bahamas (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Forecasters say a tropical storm warning remains in effect for several northwestern islands in the Bahamas which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian. In a Thursday night advisory, the National...

Settlement money won't restore Ohio city upended by opioids

Sep. 12, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic. But for public officials in Akron, no amount of money will restore the families...

North Carolina's Disaster Relief Fund approaches $6 million

Sep. 12, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper's office says donations to North Carolina's Disaster Relief Fund following Hurricane Florence have reached nearly $6 million. Cooper thanked contributors on Wednesday as he met with storm survivors and non-profit partners in communities affected by the storm. The relief...

Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names

Sep. 11, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian's aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names had yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in shelters. Carl...