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FEMA Chief Slams U.S. Failure to Prepare, Evacuate Before Storms

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long angrily criticized the failure of citizens to heed evacuation warnings and leaders to better prepare for natural disasters such as Hurricane Michael. “It’s frustrating to us because we repeat this same cycle over …

As Florence Takes Aim at East Coast, 1 Million Told to Evacuate

Florence was slightly weakened but unbowed as it continued to barrel toward the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday, with forecasters saying they expect the storm to soon re-strengthen near Category 5 levels. The hurricane, now packing 130 mile-per-hour winds, remains …

Irma Strengthens to a Cat 5 Hurricane, Threat Grows for Florida

Florida declared a state of emergency before a possible hurricane strike after Irma strengthened to become a Category 5 storm on its approach to the Caribbean. Irma’s maximum winds rose as high as 175 miles an hour (280 kilometers an …

Hurricane Patricia, Stronger Than Katrina, Bears Down on Mexico

A hurricane stronger than Katrina in 2005 and Andrew in 1992 is poised to hit Mexico’s biggest ports and holiday resorts within hours. Hurricane Patricia, the strongest ever recorded in the Eastern Pacific or Atlantic Basin, is forecast to go …

Georgia Building State-of-the-Art Storm Shelter

A state-of-the-art storm shelter being constructed in Savannah, Ga., is designed to better prepare the city and its public works crews to hunker down if a big storm or hurricane threatens the region. The shelter is rated to withstand a …