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  • WH insists Biden will serve out a full second term, stresses ‘he has a team’ to help with emergencies

    07/09/2024 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/09/24 | Ryan King
    White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre affirmed that President Biden plans to serve out a full second term if he wins on Nov. 5 and shrugged off concerns about him handling a hypothetical nuclear attack on the country after 8 p.m. Last week during a private meeting with Democratic governors, Biden, 81, informed them that he’s asked his team to refrain from scheduling events after 8 p.m., the Washington Post reported. The president’s apparent curfew became the source of questioning at Tuesday’s White House press briefing. “He also said he’s sharpest before 8 p.m. So, say that the Pentagon at...
  • Florida Gov. DeSantis, Cabinet Eye Emergency ‘Hub’

    06/07/2024 8:30:21 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 9 replies
    Tampa Free Press ^ | June 7, 2024 | News Service Of Florida
    Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet are scheduled next week to consider buying a Central Florida warehouse site that would be turned into a “hub” for storing and moving supplies during emergencies. The 40-acre site is in Auburndale, along Interstate 4, and would be purchased from CH Realty IX-DAL I Lakeland Auburndale, L.P., according to Cabinet agenda information posted online Thursday. The state would retrofit a facility that has 422,199 square feet of warehouse space and 39,200 square feet of office space, along with areas for 400 trailers and 274 cars. It also would include docks for loading and...
  • Michigan Governor declares state of emergency over tornado damage

    05/08/2024 10:25:03 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 8 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 5/8/2024 | Monica Danielle
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency late Tuesday after a series of tornadoes pummeled the upper Midwestern state, injuring more than 15 people. ... The state of emergency was issued for Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch and Cass counties and will help emergency teams coordinate resources to aid cleanup efforts. ... "On the scene, we found 176 damaged homes in the mobile home property. It looks like 15 to 17 have been totally destroyed." Sheriff Fuller added that several injuries have been reported, but none appear to be life-threatening.
  • Here We Go Again: Gretchen Whitmer admin issues emergency executive order over avian influenza

    05/07/2024 6:30:59 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    THE MIDWESTERNER ^ | 5-6-24 | THE MIDWESTERNER STAFF
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has declared an “extraordinary animal health emergency” and imposed “the most comprehensive measures in the country” to combat highly pathogenic avian influenza. “Producers must immediately implement robust biosecurity practices and create emergency preparedness plans and this order starts to address these on-farm risks,” Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Tim Boring said statement last week. Those measures include a biosecurity manager for every farm, a secure perimeter around poultry, cleaning and disinfection for people and vehicles, a log of all people and vehicles that enter farms, isolation of lactating cows until 30 days after...
  • Emergency slide falls off Boeing plane, forcing LA-bound Delta flight to return to JFK

    04/27/2024 11:46:09 AM PDT · by T.B. Yoits · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 4/26/2024 | Larry Celona
    Emergency slide falls off Boeing plane, forcing LA-bound Delta flight to return to JFK An emergency slide fell off a Delta plane while it was in the air Friday morning — forcing the Los Angeles-bound flight to return to JFK Airport, sources told The Post. The freak accident set off an emergency alarm around 8:30 a.m. aboard Flight 520, which had departed the Queens airport an hour earlier, sources said. What do you think? Post a comment. The crew — who had reported a vibration, according to the FAA — had no choice but to return to JFK, on runway...
  • Is Biden About To Declare Himself Climate Dictator?

    04/24/2024 5:21:27 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | 23 Apr, 2024 | I & I Editorial Board
    Democrats have already made it clear that they will stop at nothing – nothing – to prevent Donald Trump from winning in November. So, we aren’t surprised to read reports that President Joe Biden might declare a “climate emergency” this year in hopes that it gooses his reelection odds. Never mind that such a declaration would put the U.S. right on the path to a Venezuela-style future. Late last week, Bloomberg reported that “White House officials are weighing whether to declare a national climate emergency several months out from the 2024 election.” Bloomberg goes on to report that: White House...
  • Multiple regions across the US declare state of emergency in preparation for solar eclipse

    04/06/2024 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | 3/5/24 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Multiple regions across the US declared a state of emergency in preparation for the solar eclipse that will transverse the continental US on April 8. While Monday’s eclipse will be at least partially visible throughout all 48 contiguous states, officials are concerned that tourists will flood areas where the totality can be viewed. The path of totality-where the moon completely blocks the face of the sun – begins in Texas and heads in a narrow band up toward the Northeast, stretching across portions of 13 US states and parts of Canada and Mexico. There will not be another visible total...
  • Pittsburgh Police To Stop Responding To Certain Emergency Calls

    02/25/2024 6:25:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    WFMZ ^ | 02/24/24
    PITTSBURGH — Starting Monday, the city of Pittsburgh says it will no longer respond to 911 calls that are not related to "in progress emergencies."According to a press release titled "Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Makes Operational Changes to Better Serve Pittsburgh," the city will create a "Telephone Reporting Unit" (TRU) to dispatch calls that do not require an in-person response by officers."TRU will NOT be assigned to any 'In Progress' call where a suspect may be on scene, any crime where a person may need medical aid, any domestic dispute, calls with evidence, or where the Mobile Crime Unit will...
  • First EVER hurricane alert issued for Central California as 97 PERCENT of state's population put under flood warning - as 'bomb cyclone' prepares to batter LA and millionaire playground of Santa Barbara - sparking emergency alert from Gov. Newsom

    02/04/2024 8:28:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/04/24 | Stephen M. Lepore
    The second of back-to-back atmospheric rivers battered California on Sunday, prompting the first-ever warning for hurricane-force winds in the state's history. California is bracing for what could be days of heavy rains, flooding on roads and knocking out power to nearly 800,000 people, with 97 percent of the state's population under flood warning. The current 'bomb cyclone' - a term denoting a storm that rapidly intensifies over 24 hours - could dump more than 8 trillion gallons of precipitation on the state. The storm inundated streets and brought down trees and electrical lines across the San Francisco Bay Area, where...
  • Manchin on Border: ‘Democrats Let This Happen’ and Biden Can Declare Emergency

    01/27/2024 5:08:24 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s “CNN News Central,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that “the Democrats let” the crisis at the border happen and urged President Joe Biden to declare a national emergency on the border if Congress can’t pass legislation to fix the problem. Manchin said, “It’s the most dangerous thing we have, is the border security right now and a lapse of border security. So, we can fix that. But when you have former President Trump saying, oh, no, we can’t do that, because let’s just go ahead and blame the Democrats. Well, the Democrats let this happen. But it’s time...
  • NYC inks $77M emergency hotels contract to shelter migrant families

    01/24/2024 7:04:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01.24.2024 | Carl Campanile
    Mayor Eric Adams’ administration has inked a new emergency $76.69 million contract with the Hotel Association of New York City to provide “last resort” shelter to migrant families Fifteen hotels in Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx will make blocks of rooms available to asylum-seeking families for up to 28 days under the “vouchering program” running through July. “We’re not going to allow a child or family to sleep on the street,” Adams said during a press briefing Tuesday. The migrant crisis has been a boon to the hotel industry still emerging from loss of business during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Governor declares state of emergency as snow and ice head toward Alabama

    01/14/2024 7:26:18 PM PST · by know.your.why · 18 replies
    WTVY ^ | 01/14/24 | Ken Curtis
    DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - With frigid temperatures on the way, Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency Sunday afternoon for portions of Alabama. “We are anticipating unusually cold temperatures in Alabama this week, so I am urging everyone to be prepared, take caution traveling and stay weather aware.” The areas of North Alabama listed in her declaration include Huntsville, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa.
  • Is this the woman who'll finally clean up Philadelphia? City's new centrist Dem mayor declares public safety emergency as she's sworn in - and says she'll put more cops on streets to tackle crime

    01/03/2024 2:40:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/03/24 | Harriet Alexander
    Philadelphia's first female mayor has been sworn in and promptly signed an executive order declaring a Public Safety Emergency to tackle rampant crime. Cherelle Parker, a 51-year-old Democrat and long-serving councilwoman, campaigned on a centrist platform of safety, jobs, and city services. She promised on the campaign trail to hire 300 more police officers, including community officers, and restore 'constitutional' stop-and-frisk. She also put forth the idea of making school year-round, to reduce juvenile delinquency. Her plans will include increasing the number of police officers on the streets with a focus on community policing - a policy she championed when...
  • Erie County's (NY) new online portal will identify essential workers exempt from travel bans

    12/19/2023 5:11:56 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 21 replies
    buffalonews.com ^ | 12/14/23 | Harold McNeil
    Erie County is launching a new online portal to help local employers identify who is an essential worker during snowstorms and other emergencies that require a driving ban to be declared. The travel exemption portal will determine who would be exempt from a travel ban and allowed to travel to and from work. They will be defined by specific categories of workers using a tiered system.That already includes law enforcement and other public safety personnel, along with health care and utility maintenance workers. County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said that under the New York State Public Officers law, a driving...
  • Texas judge to allow emergency abortion in first case of its kind since before Roe v. Wade

    12/07/2023 10:11:50 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 12/7/23 | Bayliss Wagner
    A Kate Cox, the plaintiff in the case, will be authorized to obtain an abortion once the temporary restraining order is signed Thursday Travis County judge on Thursday ruled a woman in Texas can obtain an emergency medically indicated abortion, marking the first such intervention in the state since before Roe v. Wade was decided 50 years ago. After that landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that guaranteed a federal right to an abortion was overturned in 2022, Texas instituted a near-total abortion ban, with few exceptions including life-threatening complications.
  • Biden invokes emergency wartime powers to boost heat pump production with $169M in federal funds in administration's latest push to replace gas appliances

    11/18/2023 9:14:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/23 | Keith Griffith
    resident Joe Biden will use special wartime powers to boost US production of heat pumps, by funding nine manufacturing projects with $169 million from last year's climate bill, the Energy Department said on Friday. The awards were granted under the emergency authority of the Cold War-era Defense Production Act (DPA), which Biden invoked on the basis of climate change to boost spending on clean energy technology. 'The President is using his wartime emergency powers under the Defense Production Act to turbocharge US manufacturing of clean technologies and strengthen our energy security,' said Biden's National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi in a...
  • Alaska’s largest city nearing all-time snowiest November after last week's 'snow emergency' (only 7.20 years left)

    11/16/2023 5:25:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox Weather ^ | 11/15/23 | Steven Yablonski
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska’s largest city declared a snow emergency last week after a winter storm dropped record snowfall amounts, and with more snow falling this week, Anchorage is now less than an inch away from achieving its snowiest November on record. Anchorage broke a daily snowfall record last Wednesday when 9 inches of snow fell in 24 hours. An additional 8.2 inches piled up the following day, setting another daily record. Another 3.6 inches fell on Friday, bringing the winter storm's three-day total to 20.8 inches between Nov. 8 and Nov. 10. Alaska was hit with another snowstorm earlier...
  • House Democrats Hold Roundtable to Discuss ‘Nationwide Gun Emergency’

    11/14/2023 9:14:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    House Democrats led by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) held a round table Monday to discuss the so-called “nationwide gun emergency.” The Nebraska Examiner reported Raskin opened the roundtable by saying, “We’re going to examine the nationwide gun emergency that’s taking place, the endless rounds of gun violence and massacres that are plaguing our society.” Rep. Maxwell Frost (D) was in attendance, and he suggested the gun industry is frightened by the evolving demographic of gun control lobby members: “The gun lobby is more afraid, now more than ever, as they see a multiracial, multigenerational army of Americans who are not...
  • Methane from landfills is another climate emergency. Here’s how to fix it.

    11/10/2023 8:18:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/2023 | THEHILL.COM
    This year is shaping up to be the hottest on record. And while carbon dioxide dominates the climate conversation, another powerful pollutant, methane, requires our urgent attention. In fact, reducing methane emissions is the single most efficient way to limit warming in our lifetimes. This means that as we curb methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, we can not forget to swiftly tackle methane emissions from landfills. At the end of the month, when world leaders meet at the COP28 climate conference, the United States can set an example by putting stronger landfill controls on the agenda to...
  • Rand Paul: Biden May Use “Internet Kill Switch” for Emergency Powers

    10/16/2023 6:46:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | October 16, 2023 | Jason Walsh
    Kentucky Republican Rand Paul warned of a little-known federal law that allows the president of the United States to shut down the internet with a “kill switch.” Paul warned that the government’s ” emergency powers ” can remove freedoms in the name of safety and security, including an internet “kill switch” to turn off the Internet. “We’ve also looked at the emergency powers and emergency powers — you know the courts have said you don’t throw out the Constitution during emergencies — but a lot of our legislation acts as if you could throw things away,” Paul told Atlas on...