Disaster planning and response

This Jan. 8, 2018 photo released by UC Davis shows staff from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of California, Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital tending to an injured 5-month-old mountain lion cub at the CDFW facility in Rancho Cordova, Calif. State officials say the cub, who was rescued from the California wildfires, will go into lifelong confinement at a wildlife-rescue center next week. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 8:37 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A burned mountain lion cub rescued from the largest recorded California wildfire will not be released into the wild and will instead live out its life at a wildlife-rescue center, state officials said Thursday. Two bears also burned in the Southern California wildfire were...
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People line the hallway at Sitka High School Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Sitka, Alaska after tsunami sirens and cell phone messages told residents to find higher ground after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska. (James Poulson/Daily Sitka Sentinel via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 5:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert warned a tsunami could hit communities along the state's southern coast and parts of British Columbia. The monster waves...
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Mayon volcano spews red-hot lava in another eruption as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, roughly 200 miles (340 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Mayon has spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes anew in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 56,000 villagers fleeing to evacuation centers. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 23, 2018 - 6:26 am
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes anew Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent more than 56,000 villagers fleeing to evacuation centers. Lava fountains gushed up 700 meters (2,300...
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Napoli's Dries Mertens scores during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 6:05 pm
MILAN (AP) — Napoli appears more and more likely to end Juventus' stranglehold on the Italian league title. Serie A resumed on Sunday after a winter break and Maurizio Sarri's team won 1-0 at Atalanta to extend its lead at the top of the Serie A standings to four points ahead of Juventus. The six-...
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Lava continues to cascade down the slopes of Mayon volcano as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, at dawn Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. (AP Photo/Earl Recamunda)
January 16, 2018 - 6:34 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too...
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A car sits stranded in flooded water on Highway 101 in Montecito, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged and several people were killed Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 10, 2018 - 8:31 pm
Residents of the area hit the hardest by the deadly flash floods in Southern California didn't heed a voluntary evacuation. In Montecito, California, the vast majority of people under mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders early Tuesday stayed in their homes, 400 of which were either destroyed...
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Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost celebrates after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Denver. The Avalanche won 7-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 07, 2018 - 1:27 am
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are playing with a swagger they didn't have while struggling last season. Carl Soderberg had two power-play goals, Nathan MacKinnon also scored with the man-advantage and added two assists, and the Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 7-2 Saturday night. Mikko...
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Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) celebrates with Wesley Woodyard (59) and Ben Jones (60) after Byard intercepted a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars to stop their final drive in the last seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 15-10. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 31, 2017 - 9:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans linebackers Brian Orakpo and Wesley Woodyard had a little talk with Marcus Mariota, encouraging their quarterback to run whenever he had a chance. Mariota did just that Sunday. Mariota had his best game running since a broken right leg ended his season a year ago, and...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Anna Ucheomumu, left, high fives Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt after loading a car with relief supplies to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit Harvey victims. The Texans' three-time Defensive Player of the Year said he hoped to raise $200,000 in a video he posted on Twitter after a preseason game on Aug. 26. It took less than two hours to reach that number. Donations poured in from all over the world with several professional athletes chipping in. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)
December 30, 2017 - 2:22 pm
J.J. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The Texans' three-time Defensive Player of the Year said he hoped to raise $200,000 in a video he posted on Twitter after a preseason game on Aug. 26. It took less than two hours to reach...
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People pose for photographs in front of a frozen water fountain at Bryant Park, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in New York. A large swath of northern New York is encased in ice and snow after days of lake-effect storms followed by an arctic cold front sending temperatures well below zero. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 29, 2017 - 12:20 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the bitter cold sweeping much of the country (all times local): 8:10 p.m. North Carolina's governor has signed an emergency declaration to allow heating fuel to be more easily distributed during a bitter cold snap gripping the U.S. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's...
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