Disaster planning and response

Firefighters wait for water as they battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed 40 buildings as it burned largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the fire that...
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In this June, 19, 2018 photo, a jockey truck driver waits for his load of a shipping container to clear his trailer as a shore crane lifts the 40-foot onto the container vessel Ever Linking at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The U.S. has threatened to impose 25 percent duties on $34 billion in Chinese products starting Friday, July 6, and China has said it will fire back with corresponding tariffs. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
July 06, 2018 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the trade dispute between the United States and China as they impose new tariffs. 8:00 a.m. (8:00 p.m. Beijing time) The European Union says it will soon take action to prevent steel produced for the U.S. market from flooding into Europe due to tariffs introduced by...
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Soldiers carry a pump to help drain the rising flood water in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 06, 2018 - 7:51 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Authorities overseeing the rescue operation for 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand said they have a "limited amount of time" to get them out, as they raced against worsening weather and lessening oxygen underground. The massive operation...
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July 03, 2018 - 1:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — When authorities in Thailand were assembling a group of rescuers to search for a soccer team lost in a flooded cave, one of their first calls went to a retired firefighter and an IT consultant in England. Rick Stanton and John Volanthen were the first to reach the 12 boys and their...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, 15-year-old Alanis Rodriguez, left, of Canovanos, Puerto Rico, and 14-year-old Bethel Sanchez, right, of Isabela, Puerto Rico, spend time together in a hotel lobby in Dedham, Mass. where they have lived temporarily after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. A hearing is planned Monday, July 2, 2018, in Springfield, Mass., on a federal judge's restraining order temporarily blocking the evictions of nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees from hotels across the U.S. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 02, 2018 - 8:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees living in hotels across the U.S. on Monday were awaiting a federal judge's decision on their next home. A hearing was held on another federal judge's restraining order temporarily blocking their evictions. U.S. District Judge Timothy...
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Firefighters try to stop a wildfire as wind drives embers across Highway 20 near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 02, 2018 - 12:28 am
GUINDA, Calif. (AP) — Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles (120 kilometers) south into the San Francisco Bay Area. The fast-moving blaze that broke out Saturday in western...
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July 01, 2018 - 6:08 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say at least three people have died and hundreds have been rescued after thunderstorms and heavy rains swept across the country, creating flash floods. The Interior Ministry said Sunday that 760 people had been rescued or evacuated from flooded areas...
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In this photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Michael Sirochman, a veterinary technician for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, treats a bear cub whose paws were burned in a Colorado wildfire in this June 27, 2018, photo. The cub was rescued on June 22, 2018, from a wildfire north of Durango, Colo., is being treated at a Colorado Parks and Wildlife facility in Del Norte and is expected to recover and be returned to the wild. (Joe Lewandowski/ Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 9:18 pm
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — An orphaned bear cub suffered painful burns to her paws in one of the half-dozen significant wildfires scorching Colorado, but she is being nursed back to health, state officials said Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers believe the bear will recover well enough to be...
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Homes on Wolf Creek Road in Spring Valley, Calif., were destroyed in the Pawnee Fire in Lake County as residents were forced to evacuate and the fire continued to burn out of control on Monday, June 25, 2018. Thousands were forced to flee their homes Monday as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 6:57 pm
SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Northern California that forced about 1,500 people to flee their homes grew overnight and was heading toward a sparsely populated area in a region hit hard by wildfires in recent years, authorities said Tuesday. The fire in Lake County north of San...
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Fire crews battle the Pawnee Fire on Cache Creek Road on Monday, June 25, 2018 in Spring Valley, Calif. Thousands were forced to flee their homes Monday as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 2:47 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands fled their homes as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer. Severe drought has already forced...
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