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Tens of thousands of people in Michigan were issued a precautionary boil water advisory Saturday after authorities discovered a water break in Metro Detroit’s largest main supply line. “Residents must bring all water to a boil for at least one minute and then let it cool before using. “Our top priority right now is protecting the public health and safety of Michigan residents until this water main is fixed as quickly as possible,” she said in a statement. An advisory is declared if the water pressure falls below 20psi, it said. The cause of the water break was unknown and was being further investigated, the GWLA said, adding that the advisory would remain in effect until the water is verified safe for consumption.
Persons: Gretchen Whitmer, statment Organizations: Greater, Water Authority, , Michigan Gov, Emergency Locations: Michigan, Metro, Rochester, Washington Township, Chesterfield Township, Greenwood, Imlay, Lake Huron, Flint
Funding for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, which funds projects that protect people and infrastructure from natural hazards and the effects of climate change, will more than double to nearly $2.3 billion. The Flood Mitigation Assistance program, which funds projects to help mitigate flood risks for homes and communities, will see a five-fold increase in funding to $800 million. "Chronic lack of investment in climate resilience has only made matters worse for America’s crumbling infrastructure," FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said in a statement. Through the funding "we seek to correct this injustice and ensure that every community is better able to prepare before disasters strike," Chriswell said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Stephen CoatesOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Hurricane Ida, Adrees Latif WASHINGTON, Biden, Deanne Criswell, Chriswell, Timothy Gardner, Stephen Coates Organizations: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Relief Fund, FEMA, Thomson Locations: Grand Isle , Louisiana, U.S, Hurricane, Louisiana
City of Iqaluit employee Matthew Norman records house numbers of residents to ensure fair distribution of bottled water, after officials in the northern territory said lab results confirmed that fuel had entered its water supply in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Casey Lessard/File PhotoOTTAWA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The northern Canadian city of Iqaluit declared a state of emergency on Friday after scarce rain this year left water levels in the local Apex River at a four-decade low. The city said it was now seeking regulatory approval to pump more than the permitted amount of water from the Apex River and tap an additional water source. Although Canada has about a fifth of the world's fresh water within its borders, indigenous communities across the country have historically faced water issues. It was in a state of emergency for about two months last year after fuel was found in the Arctic city's water supply that made water unsafe for consumption.
Persons: Matthew Norman, Casey Lessard, Pope Francis, Ismail Shakil, Sandra Maler Organizations: REUTERS, OTTAWA,, Roman Catholic, Thomson Locations: Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, Canadian, Apex, Canada's, Greenland, Ottawa
Three people were killed when a house exploded in Evansville, Indiana, on Wednesday in a blast that damaged 39 other homes, officials said. One person was also taken to a hospital after the explosion just before 1 p.m., Evansville Fire Chief Mike Connelly said. The cause of the explosion, which erupted on North Weinbach Avenue, was under investigation, officials said. Emergency personnel investigate a house explosion Wednesday in Evansville, Ind. WFIEThe federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was also completing a blast analysis, Connelly said.
Persons: Mike Connelly, Connelly, CenterPoint Organizations: Evansville Fire, Wednesday, Emergency, of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Coroner’s, CenterPoint Energy Locations: Evansville , Indiana, Weinbach, Evansville, Ind, Vanderburgh
A view shows a residential building damaged by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in location given as the town of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine August 11, 2022. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERSKYIV, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Russia has doubled the number of air strikes on Ukraine's military positions and civilian infrastructure compared with the previous week, Ukrainian Brigadier General Oleksiy Hromov said on Thursday. "The enemy's planes and helicopters avoid flying into the range of our air defences, and therefore the accuracy of these strikes is low," he told a news conference. Russian-backed separatists claimed to have captured Pisky, but Ukrainian officials denied the town had fallen. Hromov also said that about 2,400 Ukrainian soldiers have been already trained in Britain, while another 2,400 were being trained, with plans for training 5,000 more.
Persons: General Oleksiy Hromov, Hromov, Pisky, Max Hunder, Nerijus Adomaitis, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Press, State Emergency Service of, REUTERS, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Russian, Ukraine, Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk, State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Handout, REUTERS KYIV, Russia, Pisky, Donetsk, Britain, Canada, Denmark
An FBI logo is pictured on an agent's shirt in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriAug 11 (Reuters) - An armed person tried to breach the FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Thursday before fleeing, the FBI said, calling it a "critical incident." NBC News reported the armed man, flashing an AR-15-style rifle, fired a nail gun into the building. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterThe armed person tried to breach the Visitor Screening Facility at the building before fleeing north onto Interstate 71, the FBI Cincinnati field office wrote on Twitter. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington; Editing by Rami Ayyub and Howard GollerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Carlo Allegri, Donald Trump's, Kanishka Singh, Rami Ayyub, Howard Goller Organizations: FBI, REUTERS, Emergency Management Agency, NBC News, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, Cincinnati , Ohio, Clinton, FBI Cincinnati, Donald Trump's Florida, Washington
Law enforcement officers in Clinton County, Ohio, exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to break into the F.B.I. Cincinnati field office on Thursday morning, the authorities said. The incident took place around 9 a.m., when a man tried to enter the visitor screening facility outside the F.B.I. Image The armed man tried to enter the visitor screening facility outside the F.B.I.’s Cincinnati field office in Kenwood, Ohio, the agency said. State Route 73 was also closed between Mitchell Road and State Route 380.
Persons: Todd Lindgren, Lindgren Organizations: Federal, Ohio, Patrol, Emergency Management Agency, Mitchell, The Ohio Department of Transportation Locations: Clinton County , Ohio, Cincinnati, , Kenwood , Ohio, Wilmington , Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington, Columbus
WILMINGTON, Ohio — An armed man accused of trying to break into the F.B.I.’s Cincinnati office on Thursday morning exchanged gunfire with law enforcement officers after fleeing the area. The incident began around 9 a.m. when a man tried to enter the visitor screening facility outside the F.B.I. Cincinnati Field Office in the suburb of Kenwood, Ohio, said Todd Lindgren, an agency spokesman. Image Law enforcement officers in Clinton County, Ohio, exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to break into the F.B.I.’s Cincinnati field office on Thursday morning, the authorities said. That trooper began a chase and came under gunfire, said Lt. Nathan Dennis of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Persons: Todd Lindgren, Nathan Dennis, Dennis, Jeffrey Dean Organizations: Cincinnati Field Office, Highway Patrol, Emergency Management Agency, Mitchell, The Ohio Department of Transportation Locations: WILMINGTON , Ohio, , Kenwood , Ohio, Clinton County , Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Wilmington, Clinton County, Columbus
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson shared a statement with Reuters about the concept of the secure docket card. As the docket card program is still being developed, it is not possible to fully determine its implications. The ICE docket card program is proposed as a replacement for paper documents and to allow DHS to easily access information on non-citizens. According to ICE, “the secure card will not be an official form of federal identification” and there is no evidence this would lead to voter fraud. It is a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in federal elections.
Persons: Biden, “ Biden, , Michelle Mittelstadt, ” Mittelstadt, it’s, Mittelstadt, Read Organizations: Department of Homeland Security, DHS, ICE, ., U.S, Immigration, Customs Enforcement, Reuters, Social Security Administration, Social Security, National Conference of State Legislatures, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Policy Institute, ” Reuters
The town Ukraine says Russia targeted - Marhanets - is one that Russia has alleged Ukrainian forces have used in the past to shell Russian forces who are holed up at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which they took over in March. Andriy Yermak, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's chief of staff, accused Russia of launching attacks on Ukrainian towns with impunity from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the knowledge that it was risky for Ukraine to fight back. More than 20 buildings had been damaged in the town, which is located on the other side of the Dnipro river from the power plant, he said. CRIMEAN AIR BASE ATTACKThe head of Ukraine's state nuclear power firm on Tuesday warned of the "very high" risk of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and said it was vital Kyiv regained control of the facility in time for winter. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Monday demanded U.N. nuclear inspectors be given access to Zaporizhzhia, calling any attack on a nuclear plant "suicidal."
Persons: Rafael Grossi, Andriy Yermak, Volodymyr Zelenskiy's, Yermak, Valentyn Reznychenko, Antonio Guterres, Grossi, Zelenskiy, Andrew Osborn, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: Wednesday, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Seven, Reuters, NATO, Grad, Press, State Emergency Service of, REUTERS Read, Ukrainian, CRIMEAN AIR, United Nations, . Security, 3rd Army Corps, British Defence Ministry, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Russia, KYIV, Moscow, Marhanets, Ukrainian, Kyiv, Ukraine's, Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipro, Russian, Dnipropetrovsk region, State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Handout, CRIMEAN, Britain, Mulino, Russia's, Crimea, U.S
“Though it is not the same as good psychotherapy, don’t underestimate the power of the basics,” she told me. These things go further than we sometimes expect.”There are resources you can use at home, books and online programs, that can help your family. The online resources that come most recommended are often rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (C.B.T. programs (I.C.B.T.) As for online resources, he said that he refers people to MAP, or My Anxiety Plan, also from Anxiety Canada, which has a multipart online course for teenagers.
Persons: Patricia Frazier, ” Frazier, Patrick McGrath, McGrath, Cope, Khanna, Philip Kendall Organizations: University of Minnesota, Anxiety Canada, Canadian, of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Press, American Psychological Association, Anxiety, Temple University Locations: Nova Scotia
Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea, in this still image obtained by Reuters August 9, 2022. Summary This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Three local witnesses told Reuters they had heard loud explosions and seen black smoke rising from the direction of a Russian military airbase at Novofedorivka on the annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday. An advisor to Aksyonov confirmed that explosions had occurred but declined to comment on the possible cause, Russian news agencies reported. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin LiffeyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Sergei Aksyonov, Aksyonov, Vladimir Putin, Kevin Liffey Organizations: Reuters, TASS, ., Thomson Locations: Russian, Novofedorivka, Crimea, Russia, Ukraine, MOSCOW, Crimean, Saky, Sevastopol, Kyiv
A vial of the Jynneos vaccine is seen at Spallanzani hospital, as vaccinations against monkeypox began in Rome, Italy, August 8, 2022. Spallanzani Hospital/Handout via REUTERSAug 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. drug regulator on Tuesday authorized Bavarian Nordic's (BAVA.CO) Jynneos vaccine for emergency use through intradermal injection in individuals aged 18 years and older who are determined to be at high risk of monkeypox infection. It also allows individuals younger than 18 years to receive the vaccine by subcutaneous injection if they are determined to be at high risk of monkeypox infection. The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, in an effort to bolster its response to contain the outbreak. read moreLast month, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global public health emergency.
Persons: monkeypox, Robert Califf, Ankur Banerjee, Aditya Soni Organizations: Spallanzani, Handout, REUTERS, Bavarian, Food and Drug Administration, Biden, FDA, United, World Health Organization, Reuters, Financial Times, Thomson Locations: Rome, Italy, U.S, United States, Bengaluru
Biden tours flood damage in eastern Kentucky
  + stars: | 2022-08-08 | by ( Nandita Bose | )   time to read: +2 min
LEXINGTON, Ky, Aug 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday surveyed the damaged houses, uprooted trees and mud-filled roads left by severe flooding in eastern Kentucky and linked the devastation to climate change. 1/5 U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as he and first lady Jill Biden visit a flood-ravaged building in Lost Creek, Kentucky, U.S., August 8, 2022. Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Kentucky last week, freeing up federal funds for emergency work. "It's been a really challenging situation to watch unfold," Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told the emergency response briefing. FEMA has provided 800 Kentucky residents across 12 affected counties with aid from $13 million in federal disaster relief funds, she said.
Persons: Joe Biden, we've, Biden, Andy Beshear, Jill Biden, Kevin Lamarque Read, We've, Beshear, It's, Nandita Bose, Doina Chiacu, Alistair Bell, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: Monday,, U.S . Senate, REUTERS, Kentucky, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Thomson Locations: LEXINGTON, Ky, Kentucky, Lost Creek , Kentucky, U.S
The PGA Tour accused the three plaintiffs of "fabricating an emergency" by waiting two months to seek relief from the court. The PGA Tour said in the court filing that golfers knowingly violated its rules when they joined the LIV Golf circuit. The PGA Tour last month left LIV golfers off its new playoffs eligibility list, which omitted those who were suspended but have not resigned from the tour. read moreLast month the U.S. Justice Department said it was investigating whether the PGA Tour broke antitrust law in fighting off LIV Golf. We will litigate this case vigorously to preserve the reputation of the PGA Tour and protect the benefits it offers to players."
Persons: Talor Gooch, Andrew Boyers, Hudson Swafford, Matt Jones, LIV Golf, LIV, Phil Mickelson, Elliot Peters, Amy Tennery, Ken Ferris Organizations: St, REUTERS, LIV, PGA, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, Reuters, U.S . Justice Department, PGA Tour, Thomson Locations: St Andrews, Scotland, Britain, U.S, Saudi, New York
While the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified 8 million properties at risk for 1-in-100-year flooding, First Street Foundation found nearly double the amount in a 2020 report. These family houses have been around forever, and they may not have a mortgage, so flood insurance may not be required. "These family houses have been around forever, and they may not have a mortgage, so flood insurance may not be required," he said. Nationwide, at least 10 million properties may have "major" and "extreme" wildfire risk, according to First Street Foundation. Before making an offer, you can use free tools like ClimateCheck or Risk Factor to measure long-term climate risk for a specific property.
Persons: Josh Edelson, Seth Herald, Brad Wright, Porter, Wright, David Mcnew, Michael Barry, Bill Parrott, Barry Organizations: Afp, Getty, Seth, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Street Foundation, FEMA, First Street Foundation, Klamath National Forest, AFP, Insurance, Institute, Parrott Wealth, Parrott Wealth Management Locations: Healdsburg , California, Creek , Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Andover , Massachusetts, Maine, McKinney, Klamath, California, Austin , Texas
At least 12 people were killed and several others were injured when a bus skidded from a highway in northern Croatia, police said. “We have 43 injured people, of them 12 deceased,” said Maja Grba-Bujević, the director of the Croatian Emergency Medicare Institute. “All the victims are Polish citizens — we can at this point confirm this,” a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman told Polish private broadcaster TVN24. ET Friday) some 30 miles north of Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, on the A-4 highway, which is busy during the peak of the tourist season. Rescue teams were sent to the location of the accident, Croatian media reported.
Persons: Davor Bozinovic, , , Maja Grba Organizations: Croatian Emergency, Institute, Polish Foreign Ministry, TVN24, Rescue, Croatian Locations: Croatia, Medjugorje, Bosnia, Croatia's, Croatian, Poland, Polish, Warsaw, Croatia’s, Zagreb
Twelve Poles killed, 31 injured in Croatia bus crash
  + stars: | 2022-08-06 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
Rescuers work at the scene where a bus with Polish licence plates slipped off a road near Varazdin, northwestern Croatia, August 6, 2022. REUTERS/Antonio BronicVARAZDIN, Croatia, Aug 6 (Reuters) - (This story corrects number of injured in lede paragraph)Twelve people were killed and 31 injured, 18 of them seriously, when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin in northwestern Croatia early on Saturday, authoritiessaid. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register"We have 43 injured people, of them 12 deceased," said Maja Grba-Bujević, the director of the Croatian Emergency Medicare Institute. "All the victims are Polish citizens - we can at this point confirm this," a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman told Polish private broadcaster TVN24. "The bus has Warsaw registration plates."
Persons: Antonio Bronic, Maja Grba, Davor Bozinovic, Daria Sito, Joana Plucinska, Jason Neely, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: REUTERS, authoritiessaid . Police, Croatian Emergency, Institute, Polish Foreign Ministry, TVN24, Thomson Locations: Varazdin, Croatia, Antonio Bronic VARAZDIN, Polish, authoritiessaid, Breznicki, Zagreb, Croatian, Warsaw, Medjugorje, Bosnia, Sucic, Sarajevo
A Minnesota woman sued a pharmacy for denying her emergency contraceptives in January 2019. The pharmacist told Andrea Anderson he couldn't fill her prescription because of his beliefs. However, a jury ruled the pharmacist didn't violate her rights. In January 2019, Anderson's doctor sent a prescription for Ella, or ulipristal — an emergency contraceptive, to the only pharmacy in her town, according to court documents. Gender Justice argued that refusing to fill Anderson's prescription was illegal sex discrimination and violated the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
Persons: Andrea Anderson, Anderson's, Ella, White, Anderson, Jess Braverman, Roe, Wade, she's Organizations: Service, Gender, Minnesota Human Locations: Minnesota
A man extinguishes a fire following shelling as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Mykolaiv region, Ukraine August 6, 2022 in this screengrab obtained from a social media video. State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERSKYIV, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) detained two men it accused of being Russian intelligence agents responsible for identifying targets for Russian missile strikes that wrecked shipbulding infrastructure in the southern port city of Mykolaiv, the agency said on Saturday. As a result, the SBU said several shipbuilding enterprises and fuel depots were damaged or destroyed. It did not say when the infrastructure was hit. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Max Hunder Editing by Frances KerryOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Max Hunder, Frances Kerry Organizations: Emergency Service of, REUTERS, Security Service, Russian, Armed Forces, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Mykolaiv region, Emergency Service of Ukraine, Handout, REUTERS KYIV, Mykolaiv
The Department of Defense denied D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request for the National Guard to assist with the influx of migrants created by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s busing of migrants to the city, according to a letter reviewed by NBC News. “I understand a non-Governmental Organization, SAMU First Response, has received federal grant funding via the Emergency Food and Shelter Program by FEMA for this mission. Abbott, a Republican who has been highly critical of the Biden administration’s border policies, began sending migrants on buses paid for by Texas taxpayers to D.C. in April. On Friday, he began sending migrants to New York City as well.
Persons: Muriel Bowser’s, Greg Abbott’s, ” Kelly Bulliner Holly, Christopher Rodriguez, Abbott Organizations: of Defense, National Guard, Texas Gov, NBC News, Department of Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Security, Emergency Management Agency, Governmental Organization, FEMA, Republican, Biden, Texas, Department of Homeland Security Locations: New York City
Four people were in critical condition Thursday night after an apparent lightning strike in a park directly across the street from the White House, local fire and emergency officials said. The unidentified individuals — two adult males and two adult females — were transported to area hospitals in critical condition, Maggiolo said. Emergency personnel respond to people injured after an apparent lightning strike at Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, on Aug. 4, 2022. @dcfireems via TwitterUniformed Secret Service and and U.S. Park Police officers had witnessed the lightning strike and began treating the victims before the arrival of fire and emergency medical personnel, Maggiolo said. NBC News has reached out to the White House, National Park Service and Secret Service for comment.
Persons: Vito Maggiolo, Maggiolo Organizations: White, D.C, Emergency Medical Services Department, Lafayette Park, Twitter, Service, . Park Police, NBC News, White House, National Park Service, National Weather Service Locations: Lafayette, Washington ,, Washington
How floods become human catastrophes
  + stars: | 2022-08-05 | by ( Somini Sengupta | )   time to read: +1 min
Somini: What made the latest floods so destructive, in human terms? Chris: The risk you face from floods like this is based on two things: How exposed you are and how vulnerable you are. You are exposed if, say, you live in a steep valley that’s quick to flood during intense storms. You are vulnerable if you live in a home that’s not built to withstand floods like this. Chris: The hard truth of United States disaster policy is that, if your home gets destroyed by a flood and you don’t have flood insurance, don’t count on government aid to make up the difference.
Persons: Christopher Flavelle Organizations: Housing, International Code Council, Insurance, Federal Emergency Management Agency Locations: Kentucky, Appalachia, Washington, States
The Biden administration plans to declare monkeypox a public health emergency as cases top 6,600 nationwide, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern last month, a designation reserved for the most serious global disease outbreaks. Monkeypox lesions typically progress from red areas to small bumps on the skin, which can turn into painful blisters that fill with whitish fluid. A recent study of monkeypox cases in London, however, found that some people's red rashes did not progress to pus-filled blisters. Expanded access to TPOXX was among the many reasons that sexual health providers called on HHS and Becerra to declare a nationwide public health emergency.
Persons: monkeypox, Xavier Becerra, Biden, Jennifer Rice Epstein, Becerra, David Harvey Organizations: Biden, NBC News, Politico, Department of Health, Human Services, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, WHO, CDC, Washington , D.C, Long Beach Department of Health, HHS, New England, of Medicine, National Coalition, STD Locations: New York, California, Illinois, U.S, Indiana, Washington ,, London
U.S. health officials on Thursday declared monkeypox a public-health emergency, as cases continue to mount across the country, a move aimed at speeding up distribution of monkeypox vaccine. The national emergency comes amid criticism of the federal government’s response, and as the U.S. caseload for confirmed or suspected monkeypox cases surpassed 6,600, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. The U.S. has the highest known case count globally, surpassing Spain, Germany, and the U.K, among other countries.
Persons: monkeypox, caseload Organizations: for Disease Control Locations: U.S, Spain, Germany
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