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Updated 7/11/20: The Weather Channel published a report providing the latest updates on Tropical Storm Fay, which has diminished into a post-tropical low and is moving north toward Canada. Tropical Storm Fay Flooded Streets, Knocked Down Trees Additional Resources: NJ.com (Tropical Storm Fay has dumped a month of rain in...

FEMA Alert July 9, 2020 FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Hawaii affected by severe storms and flooding that took place March 27-28, 2020. The following county is eligible for assistance: Public Assistance Kauai Hawaii Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4549) Additional Resources FEMA’s web site FEMA’s Disaster Declaration Process HUD...

FEMA Alert July 9, 2020 FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Tennessee affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that took place May 3-4, 2020. The following counties are eligible for assistance: Public Assistance Benton Carroll Davidson Decatur Dickson Dyer Hardin Henderson Henry Hickman ...

FEMA Alert July 9, 2020 FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Michigan affected by severe storms, and flooding that took place May 16-22, 2020. The following counties are eligible for assistance: Individual/Public Assistance Arenac Gladwin Iosco Midland Saginaw Michigan Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding (DR-4547) Additional...

Industry Update July 6, 2020 Source: DS News Additional Resource: U.S. Supreme Court No. 19-631 The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it has invalidated a 2015 amendment from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and ruled Congress “impermissibly favored” debt-collection speech over political speech—violating the First Amendment. Justice Brett Kavanaugh said that...

Updated 10/7/20: The Guardian published an article detailing historic wildfire activity that continues to impact portions of California. California wildfires spawn first ‘gigafire’ in modern history     Updated 10/1/20: FOX News published a report offering updates on wildfire activity that has destroyed structures in Northern California. Live Coverage: California wildfires fueled...

Disaster Alert June 29, 2020 Source: Desert News Additional Resource: KJZZ.com (Multiple Wildfires Burn Thousands of Acres Across Utah) KSL NewsRadio: 3,100 Homes Evacuated in Saratoga Springs After Lightning Sparks Fire Near Utah Lake Evacuation Orders Lifted in Lehi, Draper After 500-Acre Fire Sparked by Fireworks Utah Wildfire Info Approximate locations sustaining home damage: Utah Canal Fire (30,000...

Disaster Alert Source: FEMA (Daily Ops Briefing Slide 6) Earthquakes – Puerto Rico – At 2:42 a.m. ET on June 28, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred near Ponce (pop 153k), Puerto Rico, at a depth of 7 miles – 42 aftershocks ranging from 2.0 to 4.5 have occurred in the same area, aftershocks continue – Level...

Disaster Alert Source: tucson.com NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster. Residents in the southern Catalinas between Catalina Highway milepost 3 and Redington Road were given evacuation orders Sunday night due to the Bighorn Fire, which surpassed 100,000 acres. The northern and southern boundaries of the evacuation...