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1 year 11 months ago

Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

WASHINGTON (AP) - One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed. It could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that...

2 years 3 months ago

Why a fire increases flood risk

The gentle rain showers that washed over Colorado Springs Wednesday also helped to cool the northern edge of the Waldo Canyon Fire. However, too much rain can quickly create another natural disaster: flooding. As part of a daily media update Wednesday, Incident Management Team public information officer Richard Hadley...

2 years 5 months ago

Avondale students complete important drill

Over a hundred students at Avondale Elementary in Pueblo County take part in a drill that could someday save their lives. Because it's close to the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Avondale Elementary's gym has the ability to close off the ventilation system. In case there's ever a chemical leak or spill,...

3 years 4 months ago

FEMA asks for relief money back

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans in misery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding storm victims why they cursed the agency for its sluggish response to the disaster. As a new hurricane season begins Wednesday, FEMA is working on a long-delayed...

3 years 11 months ago

Are you ready for winter weather?

A dusting of snow along the front range and a dumping of snow in the mountains Tuesday reminds Colorado drivers, it is time to get packing for winter weather. FEMA recommends the following emergeny kit for your car before heading out into the elements: * a shovel *...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado Springs Fire Department gets $1 million grant

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has received a $1.1 million grant from the .S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Colorado Division of Emergency Management. The money will be used for wildfire mitigation projects throughout Colorado Springs. "These projects directly benefit residents and the community...

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