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Florida, California Towns Lack Path to Safety From Storms, Fires

Florida and California, two states with wide exposure to natural disasters, lack critical evacuation routes in some areas for residents to flee. Among the 100 American communities with the most-constrained evacuation routes, 20 are in Florida and 14 in California, …

New Jersey First Responders Plan to Use Drones for Emergencies

Joe Sterling has spent 36 years as a volunteer with the Leesburg Fire Department, but he’s recently taken on a new title – the township’s very own licensed drone pilot. The township is the first in Cumberland County to have …

Irene to Hit Cities, Resorts on East Coast

North Carolina braced Friday for a direct hit from Hurricane Irene, cities along the U.S. east coast were on alert and millions of beach goers cut short vacations to escape the powerful storm. With more than 50 million people potentially …