State of emergency

A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires, Says California Has Turned Into A ‘Tinderbox’

Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state.

07/31/2015

In this handout provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the GOES-East satellite, a major winter storm develops over the mid-Atlantic region and is bringing snow to the Northeast of the U.S. pictured at 14:15 UTC on January 26, 2015.  Blizzard Warnings are in effect for the coastal areas from New Jersey to Maine.  (Photo by NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)

7,700 Flights Canceled, Millions Rush Home As Paralyzing Snowstorm Bears Down On East Coast

Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

01/26/2015

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.

Horny East Coast Singles Take To Craigslist For Snowstorm Hook-Ups

The weather outside is frightful on the East Coast, and many horny singles are taking to the Craigslist personals in the hope of finding a hook-up to ride out the storm in pleasure.

01/26/2015

Flooding in Redwood City

San Mateo County Declares State of Emergency Due To Storm Damage

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted to declare a state of emergency Friday after recent rain and windstorms caused an estimated $3.4 million in damage.

12/19/2014

Guerneville Flooding

4 Bay Area Counties Declare State Of Emergency After Storms Bring Mudslides, Flooding

Tehama, Sonoma, Marin and Lake counties have proclaimed “local emergencies” following the storms last week.

12/18/2014

Flooding in Downtown Healdsburg, December 11th, 2014 (KCBS)

Sonoma, Marin Counties Declares State Of Emergency After Storms, Flooding

Rising storm costs are forcing some Northern California counties, including two in the Bay Area, to turn to the state for help as they declare local states of emergency.

12/16/2014

Damage to side of the former Crowley Department Store building caused by the Napa Valley Earthquake.

Vallejo City Manager Declares State-Of-Emergency Following Napa Earthquake

Multiple structures throughout downtown Vallejo and Mare Island were damaged as a result of a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that that rattled near American Canyon early Sunday morning.

08/24/2014

Supervisor David Campos (Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY)

Some San Francisco Supervisors See ‘Epidemic’ Of Ellis Act Evictions

Members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are considering the City declare a State of Emergency over what they claim is an epidemic number of rising Ellis Act evictions.

10/24/2013

PG&E truck in San Carlos.

Safety Concerns Over Gas Line Prompts Emergency Declaration In San Carlos

San Carlos city officials Saturday activated an emergency operations center in a limited capacity following a meeting of city officials and PG&E representatives regarding the safety of a disputed gas pipeline.

10/05/2013

Charred brush sits next to the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park after the Rim Fire burned through on August 23, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Utility Emergency For San Francisco

As a massive wildfire burning into Yosemite National Park grew to nearly 200 square miles, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city of San Francisco 150 miles away because of the threat to the city’s utilities.

08/23/2013

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