Disaster planning and response

FILE - This March 17, 2019 file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and surrounding areas in Nebraska affected by flood waters. After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created this month's flooding came from rain and melting snow that flowed into the river downstream of all the dams, and at the same time, massive amounts of water filled the reservoirs and some had to be released. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 7:11 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — This spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River has renewed criticism of the agency that manages the river's dams. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineeers says much of the water that created this month's flooding came from rain and melting snow that flowed into the river...
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In this Monday, March 25, 2019 photo, standing water pools in a field near Loneman, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, following spring flooding. (Ryan Hermens/Rapid City Journal via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 7:06 pm
Record-breaking flooding has forced dozens of people on a South Dakota reservation to evacuate and ranchers were working Thursday to get their livestock to higher ground while waiting for a river to crest. High water from the Moreau River is threatening about 50 residences in an 8-mile (12.8-...
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This June 18, 2018, file photo shows an aerial view of the Amelia neighborhood in the municipality of Catano, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. A long-delayed disaster aid bill that’s a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump’s GOP allies is facing a potentially tricky path as it heads to the Senate floor this week. Although the measure has wide backing from both parties, the White House isn’t pleased with the bill and is particularly opposed to efforts by Democrats to make hurricane relief to Puerto Rico more generous. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera, File)
March 28, 2019 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his support of Puerto Rico in its rebuilding from hurricanes, but he doesn't think officials in the U.S. territory are spending federal assistance wisely. "Puerto Rico has been taken better care of by Donald Trump than by any living...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks to voters during a campaign stop at a home, in Nashua, N.H. Democratic presidential candidate Klobuchar is proposing an infrastructure plan she says will provide $1 trillion to fix roads and bridges, protect against flooding and rebuild schools and other projects. The plan announced Thursday is the first policy proposal from the Minnesota senator since she joined the 2020 race. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 28, 2019 - 6:08 am
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is pitching an infrastructure plan she says will provide $1 trillion to fix roads and bridges, protect against flooding and rebuild schools, airports and other projects. The plan announced Thursday is the first policy proposal from the Minnesota...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 28, 2019 - 6:01 am
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is pitching an infrastructure plan she says will provide $1 trillion to fix roads and bridges, protect against flooding and rebuild schools, airports and other projects. The plan announced Thursday is the first policy proposal from the Minnesota...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 28, 2019 - 6:00 am
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) is proposing an infrastructure plan she says will provide $1 trillion to fix roads and bridges, protect against flooding and rebuild schools and other projects. The plan announced Thursday is the first policy proposal from the...
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This March 17, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters in Neb. Surging unexpectedly strong and up to 7 feet high, the Missouri River floodwaters that poured on to much the Nebraska air base that houses the U.S. Strategic Command overwhelmed the frantic sandbagging by troops and their scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and aircraft. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/The U.S. Air Force via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said on Wednesday that it needs $4.9 billion in extra funding over the next three years to rebuild and repair two key bases heavily damaged by natural disasters. "We desperately need the supplemental funding," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said, citing hurricane...
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March 27, 2019 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says it will need nearly $5 billion over the next three years to rebuild a Florida base heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael last fall and repair a base in Nebraska struck by flooding this month. The estimate was disclosed Wednesday by Air Force Secretary Heather...
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March 27, 2019 - 11:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says it will need nearly $5 billion over the next two years to rebuild a Florida base heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael last fall and repair a base in Nebraska struck by flooding this month. The estimate was disclosed Wednesday by Air Force Secretary Heather...
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Beira Mayor Daviz Simango, right, pauses from directing disaster relief operations in Beira, Mozambique, Monday March 25, 2019. Simango dreamed about protecting his people from climate change with much of the city being below sea level on a coastline that experts call one of the world's most vulnerable to global warming's rising waters. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)
March 27, 2019 - 9:43 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Long before Cyclone Idai roared in and tore apart Mozambique's seaside city of Beira, the mayor dreamed of protecting his people from climate change. It would be a huge challenge. Large parts of the city of 500,000 residents are below sea level on a coastline that experts...
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