HEALTHBEAT Tragedy, black humor and coping
A seemingly frivolous tweet about superstorm Sandy drew a sharp rebuke this week from the Michigan Nurses Association.
The offending tweet came from the Detroit News and actually was a retweet of wha... Posted on 11/1/12 at 12:02 PM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Bridgehunter Chronicles supports the victims of Superstorm Sandy
We have seen many disaster films where megastorms, whether they are hurricanes, snowstorms, sandstorms or a combination of them and then some burrow in on the cities, destroying buildings, places of i... Posted on 10/30/12 at 6:04 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Legislature easily passes disaster relief
The Minnesota Legislature overwhelmingly today approved $180 million for communities damaged by summer floods and wind storms.
The House voted 125-3 for the measure, with the Senate following 60-7.... Posted on 8/24/12 at 3:58 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Problem-solvers vs. Doomsdayers
It seems that everywhere you look the end is near. The scientist tells us of imminent environmental catastrophe; economists say we're headed for financial disaster; the politician claims a nightmare a... Posted on 6/22/12 at 11:11 AM
REPRINT 1985: The Bhopal Tragedy Lingers, One Year Later
The Bhopal disaster is considered one of the worst, if not the worst, industrial accidents ever. It killed more than 2,000 people, and some death estimates run into the 15,000 range. It was absolute... Posted on 10/16/10 at 6:00 PM
Thursday exercise addressed scenario of FMD outbreak
WORTHINGTON — Officials with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Board of Animal Health were in Worthington Thursday to conduct a table-top test of the county’s emergency management system as it pertains to agriculture and the livestock industry.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators head back to St. Paul Monday to approve spending disaster-relief funds in what is supposed a neat, clean afternoon affair where lawmakers hear the proposal, vote for it and go home.
BREWSTER — Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Nobles County today to survey damage caused by flood waters of a couple weeks ago. The FEMA visit is the second within a week, and will likely lead to federal disaster aid for portions of the county.
Northwest Iowa gets presidential declaration in wake of tornado
DES MOINES, Iowa — O’Brien and Osceola counties were among those for which President Barack Obama authorized a presidential disaster declaration.
At least 32 counties in Iowa were impacted by flooding and storms beginning June 1.
Lyon, Osceola counties among those identified
DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Chet Culver is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for 28 Iowa counties, including Lyon and Osceola, saying snow and ice storms have already caused at least $26 million in damages.
WINDOM — The American Red Cross South Central Chapter is seeking residents who would be open to take in stranded travelers for one or two nights during blizzard conditions when the roads are closed coming into or out of Windom.
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