Disaster planning and response

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, is congratulated after scoring a goal by defenseman Tyson Barrie in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 05, 2019 - 12:56 am
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche had New York boxed in from the start. All game, really, with Colorado going on 10 power plays to keep the Rangers on the defensive throughout. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen set the early tone with power-play goals in the first period, helping the Avalanche...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA'...
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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Ty Rattie (8) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 1:32 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche broke out of their slump by beating a team struggling just as much as them. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots to help the Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Mikko Rantanen, Carl Soderberg and Tyson...
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A police officer directs traffic at a checkpoint in front of an advancing wildfire Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, near Newbury Park, Calif. The Ventura County Fire Department has also ordered evacuation of some communities in the path of the fire, which erupted a few miles from the site of Wednesday night's deadly mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
November 09, 2018 - 4:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams canceled practice Friday after a wildfire forced about 20 players and coaches to evacuate their homes. The Rams (8-1) will cram their normal Friday preparations into a workout at the University of Southern California on Saturday before they face the Seattle...
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Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, right, looks to pass the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 27, 2018 - 12:44 am
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog didn't feel out of line with this proclamation: His line is the best in hockey. It's hard to argue given their success. Landeskog broke a tie with 13:46 remaining as part of Colorado's four-goal third period to help the Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on...
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September 23, 2018 - 12:05 pm
The Cincinnati Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence, which has devastated the Carolinas. The Bengals, like the Panthers, will wear stickers that read "One Carolina" on the back of their helmets for Sunday's game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, former North Carolina basketball player Michael Jordan applauds during a half-time presentation at an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, N.C., one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
September 18, 2018 - 4:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte...
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September 16, 2018 - 12:08 pm
The NFL Foundation will contribute $1 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts. That contribution will be distributed to organizations that will address the immediate needs of those impacted throughout the Carolinas and other areas. "The NFL family sends its support to the individuals, families...
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John Coates, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics leaves from the venue of the IOC and Tokyo 2020 joint press conference Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 12, 2018 - 7:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — An IOC inspector working on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday that a powerful typhoon and a deadly earthquake that hit Japan in the last 10 days have been a wake-up call for organizers. The most powerful typhoon in 25 years left 11 dead in the Osaka area of western Japan when it...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt places a box of relief supplies in the back of a vehicle to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, in Houston. Watt said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool)
August 27, 2018 - 9:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt said Monday that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. An online fundraiser Watt launched after the storm hit Texas last year went viral and far exceeded his original goal...
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