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Research Finds Earthquakes Play a Role in Future Landslides

The likelihood of an area experiencing a potentially devastating landslide could be influenced by its previous exposure to earthquakes many decades earlier. This is according to new research led by Cardiff University, recently published in the journal Earth Surface Dynamics, …

Waffle House Locations Open During Storms Gain FEMA Attention

When a big storm or tornado devastates a community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually steps in to help state and local officials. But in recent years, FEMA has been getting some help of its own from an unexpected …

Study Surveys Impact of Leap Day IllinoisTornado

On Leap Day last year, the largest natural disaster in Illinois in 2012 devastated a small town in Southern Illinois. Since the Feb. 29 EF-4 level tornado that tore through Harrisburg one year ago—hitting the ground with a force of …