Natural Disasters Get up-to-the-minute news about hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and fires. This section also includes news related to relief efforts.

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13:50 ET La cumbre destacará la preparación y colaboración para casos de desastre en el Caribe con el fin de fortalecer la capacidad de recuperación

La conferencia "Caribbean Strong: Building Resilience with Equity" (Un Caribe fuerte: Creando resiliencia con equidad) se celebrará desde el 27 de...


11:55 ET Summit highlights caribbean disaster preparedness and collaboration to strengthen resilience

"Caribbean Strong: Building Resilience with Equity" will take place on February 27-March 1, 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel and Casino in San Juan,...


Jan 17, 2019, 16:47 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Prepare for Severe Winter Weather This Weekend

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility personnel are prepared to respond to outages caused by heavy snow, freezing rain and ice, and high winds...


Jan 17, 2019, 08:17 ET Tuft & Needle Donates $100,000 to Team Rubicon

Tuft & Needle (T&N), the Phoenix-based digitally native sleep brand that led the disruption of the mattress industry, announced today that it would...


Jan 16, 2019, 14:03 ET Farmers Insurance® Commits $2 Million for Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Efforts in 2019

Farmers Insurance®, one of the leading insurance providers in the United States, today announced an annual commitment of $2 million to help support...


Jan 16, 2019, 10:00 ET Dominion Energy Recognized for Outstanding Storm Restoration Response

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has awarded Dominion Energy with the Association's "Emergency Recovery Award" for its outstanding power...


Jan 15, 2019, 10:17 ET NERIS Unveils Disaster Recovery Expansion After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

NERIS, a management and business advisory firm, has launched a new service offering: Disaster Recovery and expanded to new geographies, including...


Jan 14, 2019, 16:08 ET Ellipse Global and Sightline Maps Unveil 3-D Modeling Capability for Disaster Relief and Special Event Organizers

Mobile base camp and integrated services leader Ellipse Global has added a new dimension to its work in the field - actually, three of them. The...


Jan 11, 2019, 13:19 ET Duke Energy earns EEI's 'Emergency Recovery Award' for power restoration efforts in Carolinas after Hurricane Florence

Duke Energy has received the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) "Emergency Recovery Award" for the company's outstanding power restoration efforts...


Jan 11, 2019, 09:18 ET "National Weatherperson of the Year" 2019 Finalists Announced by Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® today announced the five finalists selected for the FLASH 2019 National Weatherperson of the...


Jan 10, 2019, 11:51 ET Georgia Power earns EEI Emergency Recovery Award for restoration efforts following Hurricane Michael

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today presented Georgia Power with the association's "Emergency Recovery Award" for its power restoration efforts ...


Jan 09, 2019, 17:11 ET University of California San Diego Receives Prestigious Susan Harwood Training Grant from OSHA to Provide Hurricane Disaster Relief Training in Guam

The University of California San Diego OSHA Training Institute Education Center (UCSD OTIEC) was one of five organizations recently awarded a $1...


Jan 07, 2019, 18:00 ET Hyundai Walking Car Concept is the Future of the First Responder Industry

Any first responder will tell you that the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most crucial to saving lives. However, often times due ...


Jan 07, 2019, 08:45 ET Broken Worlds: The Island, a Documentary Exposing the Harsh Inequity in the Forsaken Paradise of Vieques, Residents Still Struggling to Survive

Director Robyn Flanery's new documentary Broken Worlds: The Island perfectly weaves the wild beauty of Vieques with the heart-wrenching stories of...


Jan 03, 2019, 13:15 ET AT&T and City of Los Angeles Unveil ShakeAlertLA Early Warning Earthquake App to Help Improve Public Safety

AT&T* and the City of Los Angeles are unveiling ShakeAlertLA, a unique mobile app designed to alert residents in Los Angeles County of an earthquake. ...


Jan 02, 2019, 10:00 ET BELFOR CEO Sheldon Yellen And ABC News' Ginger Zee Celebrate Heroic First Responders In New TV Series "RESCUE HEROES"

BELFOR Property Restoration (BELFOR), the world's largest disaster restoration company and Sheldon Yellen, CEO, today announced a brand new...


Dec 21, 2018, 20:39 ET PIA Praises Extension of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to May 31

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is pleased the U.S. House and Senate have passed a bill to reauthorize the National...


Dec 21, 2018, 19:40 ET Flex Technology Group Raises Over $10,000 for the American Red Cross and the CA Wildfire Relief Fund

As a result of the devastation caused by the California wildfires, Flex Technology Group (FTG) is donating over $10,000 to the American Red Cross....


Dec 19, 2018, 16:14 ET Teamsters Disaster Relief Helps Victims Of California Fire

Members of Teamsters Local 2010 who lost their homes in the recent Camp Fire received $1,000 checks on Monday, December 17, from the Teamsters Joint...


Dec 19, 2018, 10:00 ET CITGO Funds Mobile Food Pantries to Strengthen Hurricane Recovery Efforts

As part of its overarching disaster relief initiative, "Fueling Good. Rebuilding Lives.," CITGO Petroleum Corporation is sponsoring mobile food...


Dec 19, 2018, 09:00 ET Power Suit for Disaster Relief: Robot Exoskeleton From German Bionic Supports Rescue Teams During Challenging Missions

Specially developed for deployment in disaster-stricken areas, Augsburg-based robotics specialist German Bionic introduces its new Cray + exoskeleton ...


Dec 19, 2018, 08:33 ET The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® Announces Joint Partnership with FEMA

Following multiple historic disasters across the United States, and in preparation for future incidents, the Association for Financial Counseling and ...


Dec 18, 2018, 14:24 ET Experts to review the impacts of the 2018 Hurricane Season and discuss rebuilding efforts and forecasts for the future at National Press Club news briefing, Jan. 15

With another challenging Hurricane Season in the books, NOAA hurricane forecasting expert Dr. Gerry Bell and MIT disaster resilience expert Jeremy...


Dec 13, 2018, 14:49 ET Crown Financial Partners Highlight the Importance of Property Insurance Amid California Wild Fires

The recent wild fires in California and hurricanes and floods in other states have spiked the demand for property insurance as part of a complete...


Dec 12, 2018, 15:04 ET Americans Show Fatigue in Charitable Giving and Volunteering, According to Second Annual Ketchum Study

After a strong commitment to giving in 2017, the American public is less inclined to give back with their time and money this holiday season,...