Destruction From Italy Quake is a Grave Warning for California’s Old Brick Buildings

The structural flaw in those ancient stone homes is not so different from unreinforced brick buildings built in California before 1933.

Weather Spotter Volunteers Relay Key Information to Weather, Emergency Officials

A network of area volunteer storm spotters and storm chasers tries to ensure public safety by supplying key visual information to supplement what NWS sees on its weather radars.

New Orleans Nonprofit SBP Releases How-to Guide for Navigating FEMA, Other Federal Disaster aid Programs

The guide includes tips, checklists, a flow chart of what applications to file when, the basics of each program as well as the important notes that lurk in the fine print.