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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14:16 ET Are You Prepared for National Preparedness Month in September? Disaster Response Expert Drew Downing is Available for Interviews

Lots of people think they know about disaster preparedness, but beyond having bottled water and canned goods on hand, most people aren't prepared....


Aug 21, 2019, 09:00 ET Florida SARNET Receives Hytera Donation to Better Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hytera, a leading global provider of innovative Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications solutions, has donated a second RD982i-S Digital...


Aug 20, 2019, 10:48 ET Monitoring Wildfire Risk Using Space and AI

Planet, Salo Sciences, and Vibrant Planet are announcing a partnership to develop the California Forest Observatory (CFO)—a new platform that will...


Aug 19, 2019, 09:18 ET When A Storm Hits, Make Sure Your Phone Battery Will Last

As the peak of hurricane season approaches, your phone is likely how you plan to stay connected. However, when the power goes out, how can you...


Aug 13, 2019, 14:35 ET Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County Announces August 16 Dedication Ceremony and Unveiling of Sonoma Wildfire Cottages at Medtronic Fountaingrove Campus

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County announced today the dedication ceremony and unveiling of nine Sonoma Wildfire Cottages will take place on...


Aug 13, 2019, 10:00 ET 2019 Atlantic hurricane season expected to worsen

The premature end to a weather pattern that suppresses the formation of hurricanes has prompted the nation's top weather agency to dramatically boost ...


Aug 12, 2019, 05:00 ET DRaaS Providers, Comport, Gives Advice on Best Practices for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Some new best practices should be implemented into your emergency planning and services, according to DRaaS providers ComportSecure. Disaster...


Aug 09, 2019, 05:00 ET Disaster Recovery Service Provider, ComportSecure, Discusses How to Choose a DRaaS Provider

Not all Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) companies are the same, according to experts at ComportSecure DRaaS solutions. The brand released some ...


Aug 08, 2019, 08:05 ET Chipotle Tests New Queso Blanco In Three Markets

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today that it's testing a new Queso Blanco in 52 restaurants across Dallas, Detroit and San Diego for a...


Aug 08, 2019, 07:00 ET New Flood Vent Can Reduce Flood Insurance Cost by Up to 85%

It's time to prepare for more downpours warns NOAA (Climate.gov). Heavy rain has increased across most of the United States, and is only likely to...


Aug 08, 2019, 03:01 ET Stay Ahead of Storm Season with Tips from Epson to Digitize and Organize Important Photos, Documents and More

The number and frequency of natural disasters has increased in recent years, costing the country $91 billion in 2018 alone,1 yet less than half of...


Aug 06, 2019, 15:46 ET IBHS Tests Shingle Performance Against Hail, Shares Scorecard

Across the country, year after year, hailstorms are pounding roofs and causing damage. Today, Minnesota homeowners in the Delano community are...


Aug 02, 2019, 17:00 ET Santa Monica Business Disaster Resilience Forum to Address Earthquakes and Other Natural Hazards

In the aftermath of the recent 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest and widespread destruction last fire season in surrounding areas, leading experts at this ...


Jul 31, 2019, 14:23 ET Direct Relief Surpasses $100 Million in Support for Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria with Latest Infusion of Funding

Twenty-five Puerto Rican healthcare nonprofits are set to receive a much-needed $8 million cash infusion from Direct Relief, the largest private,...


Jul 30, 2019, 16:05 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access To Care For Members Affected By Flooding And Severe Weather In Texas

In response to recent severe storms and flooding in southern Texas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), Inc. is expediting access to...


Jul 26, 2019, 08:48 ET Blast Injury Tabletop Training Kit Offered by Disaster Management Systems, Inc.

Disaster Management Systems, Inc., the nation's leading supplier of disaster preparedness solutions, today announced the availability of a new...


Jul 25, 2019, 11:30 ET Verizon Commits $1 Million to Support Habitat for Humanity's Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts in Gulf Coast

With the 2019 hurricane season underway, communities along the Gulf Coast continue to rebuild after last year's devastating season. To help families...


Jul 25, 2019, 07:30 ET Axon Announces First Successful Deployment of Axon Aid to Assist in Disaster Relief

Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected public safety technologies, today announced the first successful deployment of its new charitable ...


Jul 24, 2019, 19:23 ET Museum Fire: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free U-Box Container Use in Flagstaff

U-Haul Company of Northern Arizona is offering 30 days of U-Box® container usage to residents affected by the Museum Fire in Flagstaff. The Museum...


Jul 24, 2019, 12:54 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Members Affected by Tornado and Severe Weather on Cape Cod

In response to recent severe storms and tornado activity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), Inc. is expediting access to care for...


Jul 24, 2019, 11:11 ET Tornado Recovery: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage on Cape Cod

U-Haul Company of Southern Massachusetts & Cape Cod is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents on Cape Cod who were impacted by Tuesday's...


Jul 23, 2019, 14:41 ET SoCalGas Alerts Customers About Possible Utility Earthquake Valve Scam

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today alerted customers about reports of a possible scam in areas impacted by recent earthquakes. Earlier this ...


Jul 23, 2019, 13:01 ET JCP&L Restoring Customers Following High Wind and Severe Thunderstorms

Service has been restored to more than 104,000 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who lost power last evening following damaging...


Jul 23, 2019, 08:00 ET Panera Bread Partners With American Red Cross To Support Volunteers Who Over-Deliver For Communities Affected By Severe Summer Storms

Each year, the American Red Cross responds to more than 62,000 disasters across the country with a largely volunteer corps of people who always...


Jul 22, 2019, 16:15 ET Since the Start of Hurricane Season, RenewPACE Applications for Critical Home Upgrades up 30% in Florida

Renew Financial, the pioneer of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and a leading provider of financing for home improvements, today...