While the world is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and emergency management experts are already preparing for the next one.
Colorado's Senate Military Affairs Committee voted to indefinitely postpone two bills that would require state agencies to follow the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) before declaring an emergency public health order.
Damages from the unusual winter storm that impacted Texas and other states earlier in February could exceed $45 billion.
Staff from six state agencies are being deployed to help local officials clear roadways and assist essential workers in the health care and power grid industries in the wake of 2.7 million Texans being left without power after a winter storm hit the state.
Multiple winter storms are bringing snow, ice and dangerously cold temperatures as more than 100 million Americans are under a winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service.
Many Illinoisans don't consider earthquakes a threat, but Illinois has had at least 13 earthquakes since September 2017, when a 3.8 magnitude quake shook the southeastern part of the state.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said he anticipates a federal emergency disaster designation he requested in response to the Christmas Day suicide bombing in downtown Nashville soon will be approved.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Sunday extended the state's disaster declaration for another 30 days.
The USDA has designated three more Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas, allowing producers to become eligible for emergency loans.