Storm Dumps Foot of Rain Across Columbia, S.C., Overnight

Richland County declared a state of emergency Sunday, which allows the county to seek help from state emergency officials and buy emergency equipment and supplies.

Hurricane Katrina Teaches Former FEMA Chief, Brown, Resilience

Michael Brown says it was devastating, the low point in his life.

Millions of Dollars in California Fire Prevention Money Goes Unspent

The state collected more than $300 million through June and spent about $260 million, including roughly $228 million on administration and statewide prevention activities, vegetation clearing, defensible space inspections and other programs.