Local agencies

How prepared is West Virginia for the next natural disaster?

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – As Tennessee searches for missing people after receiving more than 17 inches of rain in Waverly, West Virginia braces for its next natural disaster. The State Resiliency Office was established almost nine months ago. How are elementary schools staying safe this school year? “The resilience objective …

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FEMA, other federal agencies prepared for Henri

WASHINGTON – FEMA continues to monitor Henri as he moves with high winds and flooding in the northeastern United States. New Englanders must continue to be vigilant for Henry’s lingering risks, including heavy precipitation totals and prolonged power outages. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. approved emergency disaster declarations for Connecticut, …

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Barmm and partner agencies join World Humanitarian Day

The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) with its various humanitarian partners planted 750 saplings last week in Datu Odin Sinsual, Maguindanao. Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, Minister of Interior and Local Government, said the activity was part of the celebration of World Humanitarian Day on August 19. The Sinarimbo office, …

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“Enough fentanyl to kill over 200,000 people” 11 suspected drug traffickers indicted by federal government for drug conspiracy and distribution

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced that 11 suspected narcotics traffickers face federal indictments for conspiracy, drug distribution and firearms. The men allegedly supplied Baltimore drug traffickers with fentanyl, crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana. READ MORE: “No shot, no service” Some local businesses must require …

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Shrewsbury celebrates national night

By Laura Hayes, Senior community reporter Amalia Mulcahy was delighted to see Sparky the Fire Dog on National Night.(Photo / Laura Hayes) SHREWSBURY – Fire trucks and police cars from Shrewsbury filled the city’s campus on Maple Avenue on August 3, as residents had the opportunity to meet their local …

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Calaveras agencies prepare for persistent drought

Water conservation San Andreas, California – Various Calaveras County water agencies are starting to meet regularly to discuss and prepare for the impacts of the drought. The Calaveras Conserves group was formed in 2015 in response to drought and water supply issues. It is made up of representatives from the …

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