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Emergency Management

Gov. Bullock promotes drought management effort

Gov. Bullock promotes drought management effort

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock announced a pilot project Wednesday that could have national implications for better managing the impacts of drought.

July 16, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: As fire season approaches, let’s create ‘charter forests’

With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.

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FEMA to evaluate March flooding in Montana

Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving in Montana on Sunday to begin assessing damage statewide from flooding in early March.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Unpredicted disasters create identity crisis for economists

WASHINGTON — These are hard times for economists. Their reputations are tarnished; their favorite doctrines are damaged. Among their most prominent thinkers, there is no consensus as to how — or whether — governments in advanced countries can improve lackluster recoveries. All in all, the s…

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Gazette opinion: When disasters strike, prevention pays off

Gazette opinion: When disasters strike, prevention pays off

Flood, hail, wind, mudslides and wildfire have already menaced our area this month — and it’s only the 10th.

September 10, 2013 9:32 am Photos

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Health Matters: In case of emergency, tweet

When a South Korean airliner crashed on the runway of San Francisco International Airport in early July, the first information came from the cellphone tweets of passengers.

August 27, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Motown's one-man emergency management show

DETROIT — Gazing from the 14th floor toward the city center and the fragile sprouts of urban development along the river, Detroit’s Caesar says laconically: “One hundred and thirty-one to go.” Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s emergency manager appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, means that housing in this vi…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Oklahoma needs help, not ideology

WASHINGTON — While listening to an NPR report out of Moore, Okla., this week, I was genuinely shocked. Not by the scale of the devastation or the tenacity of people who have grown stoically accustomed to the damage tornadoes can do, but by a political sentiment that, in almost any other era,…

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Big Sky EDA: Be prepared for a potentially difficult fire season

Big Sky EDA: Be prepared for a potentially difficult fire season

Another tough, dry wildfire season is most likely right around the corner.

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Montana counties say DES requirements overly burdensome

HELENA — The troubled agency responsible for preparing Montana for emergencies has been beset by lawsuits by former employees, claims of a dysfunctional work environment and now complaints that overly burdensome and shifting regulations are causing headaches for several counties.

April 09, 2013 3:29 pmLoading…

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Children heed Mother Nature's threats, so should we

Here at home, U.S. government action on climate change has been paralyzed by politics, but American taxpayers are actually trying to make things better abroad, whether they know it or not. At the front lines in the climate change war, there's no argument about whether weather disasters come …

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Montana schools urged to review emergency plans

Montana schools urged to review emergency plans

HELENA — Montana's top education official urged school leaders Friday to review their emergency plans and procedures in the wake of a Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults.

December 14, 2012 5:16 pm Photos

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Sandy response shows what Americans want from government

What's the proper role for the federal government? That question has been a major topic in the election, but all too often, the answers have been reduced to silly oversimplifications that can fit into a 140-character Twitter feed.

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Casper woman's road to returning home offers a glimpse into what's ahead for fire victims

Casper woman's road to returning home offers a glimpse into what's ahead for fire victims

CASPER, Wyo. — Three months after losing her home and a lifetime of belongings, Rose Cash will be the first to tell you she’s a lucky woman.

September 19, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: What a relief: Montanans volunteer for disaster

Gazette opinion: What a relief: Montanans volunteer for disaster

For more than two long, hot months, Montanans have seen and read about tireless efforts of firefighters to protect life and property against fires that stormed across our dry land. The paid professionals and volunteer firefighters all deserve thanks.

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In an emergency, be prepared to sustain family for 72 hours

How many Montanans could be able to sustain themselves and their families for 72 hours in an emergency? Probably not many. If you and your family are prepared, does your plan include your pets?

September 04, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Nineteen Mile fire threatening 200 homes, federal funds allocated

Nineteen Mile fire threatening 200 homes, federal funds allocated

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for Montana's Nineteen Mile Fire in Jefferson County.

August 29, 2012 4:38 pm Photos

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Tech connection: 'It can't happen to me' isn't an effective way to avoid disaster

With 2012 in full swing and most, if not all, of our New Year’s resolutions long forgotten, most of us have been busy going about business as usual. We’ve all thought about becoming more productive, cutting unnecessary expenses and maybe someday figuring out how business marketing really wor…

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David Ignatius: Iran steps back from bluster on Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON — The Iran nuclear crisis is far from over, but Tehran appears to have made a subtle blink — backing away from its threat a few weeks ago to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to escalating U.S. sanctions.

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Gazette opinion: Prepare now for disasters or pay more later

Gazette opinion: Prepare now for disasters or pay more later

Prevention is a tough sell in hard times.

January 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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