Disaster planning and response

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, right, of Russia, blocks the net on Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk during third-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 9:45 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik took a pass from Mikael Backlund in the slot and fired a shot past goalie Semyon Varlamov just 18 seconds after the opening faceoff. The Calgary Flames didn't let up. Jon Gillies made 28 saves for his second straight victory, Backlund had a goal and two...
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Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid celebrates scoring during overtime against the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 3:39 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers weren't about to let another 2-0 lead slip away. Connor McDavid scored at 2:19 of overtime and had an assist to lead Edmonton past the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night, two days after the Oilers blew a two-goal advantage in the third period of a...
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A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Hualien, southern Taiwan. Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit near Taiwan's east coast and killed at least four people. (Central News Agency via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 7:56 am
HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a strong earthquake that struck Taiwan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Pope Francis is sending his prayers to the victims of Taiwan's earthquake and encouragement to rescue crews. In a message of condolence Wednesday, Francis expressed his solidarity with the...
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January 30, 2018 - 6:34 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Aster, Colorado State University (THE CONVERSATION) California earthquakes are a geologic inevitability. The state straddles the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and...
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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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