disasters

WASHINGTON | Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

WASHINGTON— As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the deadly fires … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead nears its end

PALU, Indonesia— Indonesia’s search for victims buried in neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is nearing its end almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city of Palu in central Sulawesi. Authorities had said the official search and rescue effort would end Thursday with prayers in areas of the city such … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead nears its end

Have an Emergency Plan for Disasters

WASHINGTON/ July 10, 2018 (STL.News) — Every minute counts during a disaster – plan now so you’re prepared. Know the risks about the different disasters and hazards that could affect you and your family where you live, work, and go to school. Preparedness is a shared responsibility. While government plays a role, there are important … Continue reading Have an Emergency Plan for Disasters

TULTEPEC, Mexico | Mexico town known for fireworks disasters mourns 24 deaths

TULTEPEC, Mexico — Grieving emergency personnel in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec carried the caskets of four comrades through the town’s streets Friday as authorities investigated whether an attempt to douse burning fireworks with water may have triggered further blasts that killed a total of 24 people. The four were among seven firefighters, police … Continue reading TULTEPEC, Mexico | Mexico town known for fireworks disasters mourns 24 deaths