Latest Emergency management News

27 flee plane in Spain after pregnant woman simulates labor

Dec. 07, 2022 09:07 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police were searching for 14 people who ran from a plane at Barcelona’s airport after it made an emergency landing Wednesday to obtain assistance for a pregnant woman who allegedly simulated that she was about to give birth, authorities said. The...

Gov. Mills announces $474M winter heating relief proposal

Dec. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A $474 million winter heating relief proposal that would provide $900 checks to most families will be considered by lawmakers as emergency legislation, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday. The proposal, to be considered by the full Legislature on...

Florida lawmakers set to meet on ailing insurance market

Dec. 06, 2022 12:56 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature will meet next week for a special session on property insurance and property tax relief in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Ian, officials announced Tuesday. The leaders of the Florida House and Senate issued the proclamation...

Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders names public safety picks

Dec. 05, 2022 18:08 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday named a 26-year veteran of the State Police as her pick to lead the law enforcement agency and the Department of Public Safety. Sanders, who was elected in November, named Capt. Mike Hagar as her nominee...

El Salvador sends 10,000 police, soldiers to seal off town

Dec. 03, 2022 17:24 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off a town on the outskirts of the nation’s capital Saturday to search for gang members. The operation was one of the largest mobilizations yet in President Nayib Bukele’s...

US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January

Dec. 02, 2022 17:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government plans to end in January the public health emergency it declared earlier this year after an outbreak of mpox infected more than 29,000 people across the U.S. Mpox cases have plummeted in recent weeks, with just a handful of new infections...

Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

Dec. 02, 2022 14:30 PM EST

When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said...

House OKs bill meant to help owners keep guns in emergencies

Dec. 02, 2022 10:49 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House lawmakers have advanced a proposal meant to ensure that gun owners' lawfully held firearms and ammunition aren't seized by the government during natural disasters, public health crises or other declared emergencies. The bill that cleared the...

More than 150 Vermont recovery programs underway, more soon

Dec. 01, 2022 17:36 PM EST

More than 150 COVID-19 relief projects are underway across Vermont as the state ramps up the spending of the more than $1 billion in federal funds that are intended to help recover from the pandemic. The projects that have begun represent spending of more than $300 million, officials...

Deep South tornado outbreak: 2 dead from twister in the dark

Nov. 30, 2022 18:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A twister roaring out of the darkness smashed through a small Alabama community early Wednesday during an outbreak of tornadoes across the Deep South, killing a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son on a street where generations of one family lived. One...