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2 Puerto Rico officers drown in Hurricane Maria floodwaters

Police One - 7 hours 19 min ago
Author: the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

By PoliceOne Staff

AGUADA, Puerto Rico — Two Puerto Rico police officers died after their patrol vehicles became trapped in Hurricane Maria’s floodwaters.

Agents Angel Lorenzo-Gonzalez and Hector Matias-Torres were completing a 24-hour shift Thursday as a part of hurricane response and rescue efforts, ODMP reported.

As they were attempting to return to the police station, their patrol vehicles became trapped in the high waters. Their cars were washed into the Culebrinas River where officials recovered their bodies the next day.

Lorenzo-Gonzalez served 21 years with the Puerto Rico Police Department. Matias-Torres served 22 years with the department.


Categories: Law Enforcement

Diamond Creek September 25 (Diamond Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 7 hours 20 min ago
Location: 11 miles NNW of Mazama, WA Start Date: July 23, 2017Cause: Under Investigation Acres: 127,498 total acres Total Personnel: 188 Containment: 79% Note: The containment reflects the percent of operational objectives completed. Fire behavior slows in Pat Creek area Update: Chipping was completed around Sweet Grass, Ortell Creek, Deer Creek and Goat Creek yesterday. Excavator suppression repair was completed near Eightmile Ridge. Suppression repair work on the 300 Road continued throughout the operational period. The fire was monitored by ground and air resources. Fire activity in the Pat Creek area was slower yesterday than previous days. As was expected, heavy timber fuels continued to smolder and creep yesterday in the Monument Creek area. The fire activity seen around Monument Creek was due to yesterday’s rise in temperature. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however,...

Heating oil tanker ruptures on roadway

Hazmatnation - 7 hours 23 min ago

HMN-A driver making a sharp turn struck a concrete median, rupturing the tank full of heating oil ABC 6 reports. WARRINGTON TWP., Pa. (WPVI) — Hazmat crews responded to a tanker truck accident in Warrington Township, Bucks County. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of County Line and Lower State roads. The ...

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Categories: HAZMAT

Eagle Creek Fire Daily Update 9/25/17 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 7 hours 24 min ago
Focus continues to be on repair and cleanup of suppression efforts. Resource Advisors (READs) are working alongside fire crews to ensure cultural and natural resource values along with historic and recreational features are protected and preserved. One hand crew will proceed with their work near Wahtum Lake, low stumping and chipping along contingency lines on the south side of the fire. A hotshot crew will continue their work on the southeast side of the fire and will begin building water bars on a piece of hand line in this area. Crews have been scouting along Shellrock Mountain trying to identify a safe way for firefighters to engage with the active fire in this area. To date this has not been possible due to multiple safety concerns. Yesterday an engine was able to set up a sprinkler system on an area of live fire near I-84 where fire has been visible from the highway. Working and traveling on I-84 poses risks to fire crews and incident managers ask the public to continue to...

3400 N MOPAC EXPY SB - Crash Urgent

W 35TH TO MOPAC SB RAMP/N MOPAC SB TO 35TH RAMP - Crash Urgent - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:39:03 GMT
Categories: Current Incidents

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

    Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area. Keep in mind: Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, they will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking

Man convicted after preventing Counter-Terrorism police search

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - 7 hours 30 min ago
Muhammad Rabbani, 36 (03.03.81) from east London was sentenced on Monday, 25 September.
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Salmon August Complex Update September 25, 2017 (Salmon August Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 7 hours 30 min ago
Salmon August Complex Update September 25, 2017 Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,875acres Cumulative Containment: 75% Total Personnel: 334 Operational update: The emergency closure order for the Salmon-August Complex and forest-wide fire restrictions have been lifted. Forest visitors entering the area need to be vigilant about risks created by the wildfire. A California Campfire Permit is required in order to have a campfire. Visitors in and around the fire perimeters can expect to encounter heavy equipment and fire apparatus as repair efforts continue. There was minimal fire activity across the fires in the Salmon August Complex yesterday, despite the warming temperatures. Firefighters still contended with smoke and hot spots in the Deep Fire, however none of those areas posed a threat to the control lines. Containment lines along the Salmon River Road, the south side of the Wallow Fire, will continue to be strengthened and patrolled. All other fire areas within...

Three men jailed for drugs offences

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - 7 hours 30 min ago
Three men have been jailed for supplying crystal meth following a proactive Met operation
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Off-road ambulance to help Hurricane Maria victims

EMS-1 Products - 7 hours 31 min ago
Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad is deploying its ASAP, or Alternate Support Apparatus, unit to help in rescue efforts
Categories: Gear

Disaster Recovery Center in Collier County to Close on September 27 at 8 p.m.

FEMA - News - 7 hours 32 min ago

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at Immokalee Community Center, 321 N. 1st St. Immokalee, FL 34142 in Collier County will close on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. DRCs, like this one, are mobile disaster resources that allow federal, state and local officials to maximize their reach to as many affected areas and survivors as possible.

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Categories: Emergency Management

Sexual Battery Suspect Sought

Jacksonville (FL) Police - 7 hours 35 min ago
JACKSONVILLE, FL (September 25, 2017) - On Friday, July 7, 2017 a sexual battery occurred in the area of Joloru Drive. The victim accepted a ride from an unknown male suspect near the area of Jammes Road and San Juan Avenue. The victim was eventually driven to the area of Joloru Drive where the suspect sexually battered the victim inside a vehicle described as a white Buick sedan, tan interior, stock wheels, with headlights described as HID or bluish.
Categories: Law Enforcement

One Week Remains to Register for FEMA Federal Assistance

FEMA - News - 7 hours 40 min ago

MIDLAND, Mich. — Homeowners and renters in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella and Midland counties who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms and flooding of June 22-27 have one week remaining to register for state/federal Individual Assistance.

Disaster assistance can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

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Categories: Emergency Management

11521 N Fm 620 Rd - Crash Service

FOUNDATION RD/ANDERSON MILL RD - Crash Service - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:23:22 GMT
Categories: Current Incidents

6926-7240 Mc Kinney Falls Pkwy - COLLISION WITH INJURY

RUBY RAY ST/E WILLIAM CANNON DR - COLLISION WITH INJURY - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:22:24 GMT
Categories: Current Incidents

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 73 years old white/male wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. www.dcjs.ny.gov

State - NY - NYALERT - 7 hours 44 min ago
At the request of the Suffolk County Police Department 4th Precinct, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of ANTHONY DEFEO; age 73; from ISLANDIA, NY at 5:30 pm on September 24, 2017.
Categories: Current Incidents

Remaining Disaster Recovery Center to Close, FEMA Continues to Help

FEMA - News - 7 hours 44 min ago

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The remaining State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center serving West Virginians in Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties will close 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29.

The center, located in Wetzel County at Hundred High School, will operate through the week until Friday to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides of July 28-29, 2017.

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Categories: Emergency Management

Temps to Cool, Rain Possible Tuesday Through Thursday

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 7 hours 44 min ago


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Man convicted of murdering his fiancée

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - 7 hours 47 min ago
Ivan Griffin has been convicted of the murder of his fiancée just hours after they celebrated their engagement
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Nash Fire and Horse Creek Complex Update for Monday, Sept. 25 (Nash Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 7 hours 53 min ago
Nash Fire and Horse Creek Complex Update for Monday, September 25, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ https://facebook.com/WillametteWildfires2017 Willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com Nash Fire: 6,738 acres Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,398 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 33,170 acres, no change from yesterday. Resources: Personnel, 247; Crews, 5; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 1; Water Tenders, 2. Weather: A cool night at Wanoga Camp (25°F) and Hoodoo Incident Command Post (29°F) should slowly warm up as an inversion breaks near noon. Temperatures will range from the 50s on ridges to 60s in valleys. Relative humidity will decline as the day warms but climb back overnight. A few more clouds will move through Monday, but a gradual warming and drying trend will continue, with temperatures in the low 70s...

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