state of emergency

  • April 12, 2017  

    In Florida, a state of emergency is underway as more than 100 wildfires burn in and across all corners of the state. And since February, more than 7,000 acres have burned across the state, as Florida copes with rising temperatures and major drought. William Brangham sits down with Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service, about how the state is combatting the heat. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2016  

    Early Friday morning, Hurricane Hermine hit Florida’s Big Bend region on the Gulf Coast, causing major damage and a state of emergency for more than 50 counties. Climate Central’s Sean Sublette joins William Brangham to consider what Hermine tells us about weather patterns, why it’s the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in over a decade and what we might expect from future storms. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2016  

    The second large-scale fire in California this week is raging through the southern part of the state, and the fatal flooding in Louisiana is worsening. Combined with the fact that this past July was the planet’s single hottest month recorded, are these events indicative of climate change? William Brangham discusses with Columbia University’s Adam Sobel and Louisiana State climatologist Barry Keim. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2016   BY  

    A deadly winter storm struck the east coast on Friday and Saturday. At least 10 people died in from weather conditions, with as many as 85 million people in 15 states located storm’s path. Blizzard warning remained in effect for 33 million people. Continue reading

  • August 10, 2015  

    Police critically wounded an 18-year-old black man overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, where mostly peaceful protests marked the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown. Authorities say Tyrone Harris Jr. and others shot at officers, who in turn shot back, wounding Harris. Judy Woodruff learns more from Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today. Continue reading

  • June 10, 2014  

    Known as ISIS or ISIL, a Sunni militant group has taken over parts of the northern city of Mosul, a strategic hub for Iraq’s oil industry, as well as a gateway to Syria. Judy Woodruff is joined by Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy and Kimberly Kagan of the Institute for the Study of War to discuss the larger impact of the takeover on Iraq and its neighbors. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, Egypt’s interim president formally extended a national state of emergency for another two months, allowing for continued crackdown on Islamist pro-Morsi supporters. Also, more documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the NSA gives surveillance data containing details about American citizens to Israel. Continue reading

  • October 29, 2012  

    Over 50 million Americans brace for heavy flooding, blizzard conditions, wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour and resulting power outages and evacuations, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. NewsHour talks to National Hurricane Center’s James Franklin and Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2012  

    Though storm warnings have been lifted for Tampa, Fla., the site for this week’s Republican National Convention, four Gulf states, including Florida, have declared states of emergencies. With memories of Hurricane Katrina, those in Louisiana are not taking any chances as they brace for Isaac’s arrival. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • April 29, 2010  

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is threatening sensitive coastline and commercial fisheries, following last week’s explosion at an offshore oil rig. Jeffrey Brown talks to a BP spokeswoman about the implications of the spill for the company and for offshore drilling. Continue reading

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