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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Nov 23, 2020, 13:39 ET California police adopt WingtraOne drone for wildfire damage assessment

The Lafayette City Police Department and an interagency task force joined a survey firm to deal with extensive damage caused by California wildfires...


Nov 22, 2020, 08:54 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Members in Nevada Affected by Wildfires

In response to a wildfire, the governor of Nevada has declared a state of emergency for Washoe county. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue...


Nov 19, 2020, 19:25 ET Honduras announces reconstruction and recovery plan after major natural disaster amid the pandemic

President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, shared before the G-16 representatives an overview of the current situation of the Central American...


Nov 18, 2020, 11:21 ET Eurofins Viracor Diagnostics Launches Combined Test For COVID-19, Influenza, And RSV As The Flu Season Approaches

Eurofins Viracor, a leading infectious disease testing laboratory for more than 35 years, announces the launch of several combined tests which detect ...


Nov 18, 2020, 09:00 ET National Insurance Crime Bureau & Rocky Mountain Insurance Association Offer Rebuilding Advice To Homeowners Impacted By Destructive Colorado Wildfires

In the aftermath of the devastating East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Colorado wildfires, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Rocky Mountain...


Nov 16, 2020, 16:42 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Members in North Carolina Affected by Tropical Storm Eta

In response to Tropical Storm Eta, the governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency for all counties in the state. Blue Cross Blue...


Nov 16, 2020, 16:31 ET Lutheran World Relief responds to Hurricane Eta, prepares for Hurricane Iota in Central America

As Hurricane Iota bears down on Central America, expected to land as a devastating Category 5 storm, a team from Lutheran World Relief in San Pedro...


Nov 16, 2020, 09:00 ET The CARESTAR Foundation Announces Leighton Memorial Grant Award Recipient

The CARESTAR Foundation today announced the Feather River Health Foundation / Adventist Health Feather River as the 2020 recipient of the Leighton...


Nov 11, 2020, 08:00 ET Flood Victim Receives A New Home At No Charge

After a devastating, record 500 year flood, made worse by two dam failures, the Village of Sanford Michigan along with other nearby communities...


Nov 10, 2020, 18:28 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Members Affected by Tropical Storm Eta

In response to Tropical Storm Eta, the governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency for eight counties in the state: Broward, Collier,...


Nov 06, 2020, 14:16 ET Protect Your Family Before and After Hurricane Eta

https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2021/Protect-Your-Family-Before-and-After-Hurricane-Eta As Hurricane Eta threatens several states, the...


Nov 06, 2020, 13:06 ET Historic Camp's Rebuilding Plans Include Sustainably Harvested Redwood

In operation since 1922, the 30-acre Berkeley Tuolumne Camp in the Stanislaus National Forest welcomed more than 4,000 campers annually for...


Nov 05, 2020, 15:00 ET Trader Joe's Shares Information on Covid-19 Safety Practices and Positive Cases

As an essential business since the pandemic was declared, Trader Joe's has prioritized creating a safe working and shopping environment every day. To ...


Nov 04, 2020, 18:00 ET The 2020 Hurricane Season Just Broke Record for Most Named Storms in One Year

ClimaCell, the world's leading All-in-One Weather Intelligence Platform™, reports that the 2020 hurricane season has broken the previously held...


Nov 02, 2020, 13:49 ET 1 p.m. Update: Power restored to 99% of Georgia Power customers impacted by Hurricane Zeta

Georgia Power has restored power to 99% of customers, more than 806,000, impacted by Hurricane Zeta. More than 4,000 Georgia Power personnel, with...


Nov 02, 2020, 13:30 ET Report Explains Evaluation In U.S. Public Finance Of Credit Impact Of Extreme Weather Events

(S&P Global Ratings) Across U.S. public finance, extreme weather events can have greatly varied credit impacts. When events such as hurricanes,...


Nov 02, 2020, 12:12 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Members Affected by Hurricanes

In response to Hurricane Zeta and the ongoing impact of Hurricane Delta, the governors of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi have declared new or...


Nov 01, 2020, 18:34 ET 5:30 p.m. Update: Power restored to more than 97% of Georgia Power customers impacted by Hurricane Zeta

As of 5:30 p.m. today, Georgia Power has restored power to more than 97% of customers, approximately 798,000, impacted by Hurricane Zeta. In addition ...


Nov 01, 2020, 09:52 ET 9:30 a.m. Update: Power restored to more than 95% of Georgia Power customers impacted by Hurricane Zeta

As of last night, Georgia Power has restored power to more than 95% of customers, approximately 785,000, impacted by Hurricane Zeta. In addition to...


Oct 31, 2020, 18:35 ET Duke Energy restores power to nearly 90% of Carolinas customers who lost electricity due to Tropical Storm Zeta

Duke Energy as of 5 p.m. ET today had restored power to nearly 90 percent of the company's more than 500,000 North Carolina and South Carolina...


Oct 31, 2020, 18:23 ET 6 p.m. Update: Georgia Power working to restore remaining 55,000 customers after Hurricane Zeta

Georgia Power continues restoration efforts and has already restored electric service to more than 750,000 customers following Hurricane Zeta. In...


Oct 31, 2020, 13:34 ET 1 p.m. Update: Georgia Power working to restore remaining 68,000 customers after Hurricane Zeta

Georgia Power continues restoration efforts and has already restored electric service to more than 700,000 customers following Hurricane Zeta. As of...


Oct 31, 2020, 09:54 ET 9 a.m. Update: Georgia Power working to restore remaining 78,000 customers after Hurricane Zeta

Georgia Power continues restoration efforts and has already restored electric service to more than 700,000 customers following Hurricane Zeta. As of...


Oct 30, 2020, 20:02 ET 7 p.m. Update: Power restored to nearly 741,000 Georgia Power customers after Hurricane Zeta's path through Georgia

Georgia Power continues restoration efforts and has already restored electric service to nearly 741,000 customers following Hurricane Zeta. As of 7 p....