Disaster planning and response

Ross Colyer, a Missoula City Police officer, loads sandbags into a boat to ferry across a flooded yard to build up a wall around a residence in Missoula, Mont., Friday, May 11, 2018. Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western half of the state. (Kurt Wilson/The Missoulian via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 10:04 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western half of the state. The Clark Fork River in Missoula was expected to crest...
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May 08, 2018 - 5:53 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan official says at least 18 people have been killed in landslides and flooding in the country's west. Jean Claude Twishime, spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees, said landslides killed 15 people in Karongi district. He said two more people...
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A woman crying in front of the Zofiowka coal mine in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, after miners were reported missing following a powerful tremor at the mine. Two miners have been found hurt but conscious and rescuers continue to search for five missing miners.(AP Photo/Rafal Klimkiewicz)
May 06, 2018 - 3:46 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish rescue workers on Sunday found the bodies of two miners after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland. Three other miners remain missing some 900 meters (2,950 feet) below ground since the quake hit Saturday morning in the mine, located in the town of...
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Families waiting for a word about miners who have gone missing after a tremor at the Zofiowka coal mine in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland, on Saturday, May 5 , 2018. Seven miners went missing after the strongest ever tremor at the mine. Two of them were found hours later conscious but hurt, while rescuers continued their search for the other five missing miners. (AP Photo/Rafal Klimkiewicz) Poland Out
May 06, 2018 - 10:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the missing miners in Poland (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Polish rescue workers say they have found a second body after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland. Two miners were found dead Sunday and three others remain missing some 900 meters (2,950 feet...
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This Friday, May 4, 2018 remote image released by U.S. Geological Survey, shows a new lava fissure on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone on Makamae and Leilani Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. Spatter was being thrown roughly 100 ffeet high at the time of this image. The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing more than 1,500 people to flee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 9:09 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of a Hawaii volcano that sent molten lava through forest land and bubbling up on paved streets (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Authorities say a magnitude-6.9 earthquake that hit Hawaii's Big Island is the largest to strike in more than four decades...
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Flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (James Lavine via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 2:36 pm
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — As military investigators probe the cause of the crash of an aging C-130 cargo plane, the families of nine Puerto Rican airmen grieved Thursday over the deaths of an experienced crew killed amid the wreckage scattered across a Georgia highway. There were no survivors when...
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A Somali man looks out from a nearby building at the compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Armed gunmen stormed into the ICRC compound in Somalia's capital and abducted a female staffer, the aid group said Wednesday night, and a senior police official said the nurse was German. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
May 03, 2018 - 12:40 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — As night fell, gunmen sneaked into the International Committee of the Red Cross compound in Somalia's capital through a back door and seized a German nurse and a local colleague before forcing them outside and into a waiting car. The daring attack, carried out despite the...
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April 25, 2018 - 12:50 pm
MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — Another landslide in western Pennsylvania has prompted evacuations of Pittsburgh-area homes. Allegheny County officials say the landslide in Millvale impacted four homes, two of which were vacant. Officials said the landslide endangered the structures, and two had trees in the...
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This Sunday, April 15, 2018 image taken from video provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows flooding along Kauai's Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation for the island where heavy rainfall damaged or flooded dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Verdura/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 8:19 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rains on Kauai let up on Monday, which helped emergency workers better rescue people stranded by flooding on the Hawaiian island. Forty people, mostly tourists, were stuck since Saturday night at a Red Cross shelter in an elementary school in the north shore town of Hanalei...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts to deliver hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. The investigation followed...
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