Disaster planning and response

Workers clean up debris swept into the street during flooding in Upper Darby, Pa., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Authorities say heavy rains have been causing flooding and prompting road closures and rescues of people from stranded cars in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 13, 2018 - 7:35 pm
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed roads in...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 24, 2018, firefighters stand on the cliff top where burned trees hug the coastline in Mati east of Athens, after wildfires raged through the popular seaside areas near the Greek capital. The prime minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras pledged Thursday Aug. 9, 2018, to overhaul the national disaster response agency, as authorities publicly named all the people killed by the country’s deadliest forest fire in decades. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, FILE)
August 13, 2018 - 7:38 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A large forest fire in Greece that forced the evacuation of two villages overnight on the island of Evia was abating Monday but was not fully controlled yet. The fire service said four water-dropping planes and another four helicopters were participating in Monday's operations...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, an aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through in Santa Rosa, Calif. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. The taxes come at a time when several other factors are also driving up building costs.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 11, 2018 - 9:39 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars, and that's adding to the challenges of people trying to rebuild from California's wildfire and other disasters. The CEO of the California Building...
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Muslim men perform Friday Prayer as houses ruined by Sunday's earthquake are seen in the background at a makeshift mosque in Pamenang, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The north of the popular resort island has been devastated by the magnitude 7.0 quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 10, 2018 - 5:31 am
TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities. Dozens of villagers in...
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An Indonesian girl who was injured in Sunday's earthquake reacts as she is being examined by a paramedic at a makeshift hospital in Kayangan, North Lombok, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Four days after the quake killed a large number of people of people and displaced hundreds of thousands more, injured survivors cut off by landslides, broken bridges and vast distances are still emerging from the countryside, struggling to reach the help they desperately need. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 09, 2018 - 7:44 pm
KAYANGAN, Indonesia (AP) — Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years. But there was nobody in her destroyed village to get her the help she needed. There were too many other injured and dead. "It was...
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People gather outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Monday, July 30, 2018 in memory of victims of a deadly wildfire a week ago. The date of July 23 is marked with candles. More than 90 people died in the fire that gutted resorts east of Athens, the deadliest Greek fire in recent history. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
August 09, 2018 - 11:52 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The prime minister of Greece pledged Thursday to overhaul the national disaster response agency as authorities publicly named the people killed by the country's deadliest forest fire in decades — victims whose ages ranged from 6 months to 95 years. The list, which included...
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In this release by Chiang Rai Public Relations Office, Mongkol Boonpiam, left, receives an identity card denoting Thai citizenship from Somsak Kunkam Sheriff of Mae Sai during a ceremony in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Mongkol Boonpiam, Adul Samon, and Pornchai Khamluang, three of the young soccer players players who had been trapped for almost three weeks in a cave in northern Thailand —— and 25-year-old assistant coach Ekapol Chanthawon, who had been with them, had been stateless, their lack of citizenship not only restricting their upward mobility, but even their right to travel outside of Chiang Rai, the northern province where they live. A fifth boy on their Wild Boars soccer team who was not in the cave but had applied for citizenship was also granted it. (Chiang Rai Public Relations Office via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday. All four had been stateless, and their lack of citizenship deprived them of some basic benefits and rights,...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from the last active eruption site on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is shown near Pahoa, Hawaii. The volcano changed dramatically over the weekend as lava from the site slowed and fewer earthquakes were recorded across the region. The pause in volcanic activity comes as Hurricane Hector moves closer to Hawaii, a storm that is expected to pass south of the Big Island Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moves westward. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 10:19 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii emergency officials who have been contending with Kilauea volcano's lava flow were preparing for a hurricane that was expected to pass to the south of the islands this week. Hurricane preparations were underway just as lava from the last active eruption site in a Big Island...
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A resident inspects a mosque damaged by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by the powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 06, 2018 - 9:19 pm
MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 9:00 a.m. Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque that collapsed in northern Lombok during Sunday night's powerful earthquake. Video shot by a soldier on Monday...
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An elderly man rests in a makeshift hospital after surviving a major earthquake in Kayangan on Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Indonesian authorities said Monday that rescuers still haven't reached some devastated parts of the tourist island of Lombok after the powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges, killing large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 06, 2018 - 5:33 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 5:10 p.m. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the death toll from the Lombok earthquake has risen to 98 from the previously announced 91. Officials have...
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