Disaster Planning And Response
Chicago Bears defensive end Cheta Ozougwu, center right, along with other members of the Chicago Bears clear debris along Dorchester Court, showing their support for Washington, Ill., Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013. An EF-4 tornado ravaged the town last month. (AP Photo/Journal Star, Fred Zwicky)
Chicago Bears linebacker James Anderson, second from left, lightens the mood for Washington High School students as he sits with them during lunch as members of the Chicago Bears came to Washington, Ill., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, to show their support after an EF-4 tornado ravaged Washington…
WASHINGTON, Ill. | More than a dozen Chicago Bears headed to central Illinois to help with cleanup efforts in the tornado-ravaged community of Washington and meet with members of the community's high school football team.
East Peoria resident Billy Vestal evacuates with his daughter, Lillian Vestal, 3, after a tornado damaged the area near Chestnut Road in East Peoria, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central…
A sherriff's vehicle sits Thursday in flood waters caused by Isaac, north of LaPlace, La, off Lake Pontchartrain. The National Hurricane Center said Isaac was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night.
Actor Charlie Sheen quietly donated $25,000 to help tornado relief in Alabama, making good on a pledge to help survivors of the deadly twisters even though some had doubted his promises.
When a powerful blizzard ripped through North Dakota last winter, hundreds of drivers were stranded as white-out conditions shuttered interstates spanning the state. Snow whipped up by wind marred the lines between pavement and grassy drop-offs, leaving some scared motorists unsure what to do.
MERRILLVILLE | America's blood supply is an important piece of the country's ability to respond to disasters. By donating blood, people can help prepare for the unexpected and help ensure blood is available when and where it's needed.
IWAKI, Japan | An explosion at a nuclear power plant on Japan's devastated coast destroyed a building Saturday and made leaking radiation, or even outright meltdown, the central threat menacing a nation just beginning to grasp the scale of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
CHICAGO | Federal authorities say so far they've approved more than $23 million in individual aid for people in seven Illinois counties after flooding in July.
CHICAGO | Illinois residents affected by weekend flooding can find resources from the American Red Cross, which has posted an online flood cleanup guide at www.chicagoredcross.org/flooding.
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