Latest "state of emergency" News

04/05/2021

State Of Emergency, Evacuations In Florida County Over Wastewater Pond Leak

The governor declared a state of emergency for Manatee County, Fla., after officials were alerted to a leak in a wastewater pond.

Source: NPR

04/04/2021

Toxic wastewater reservoir in Florida on brink of collapse, state of emergency declared

Florida’s Manatee County is in a state of emergency as a toxic wastewater reservoir is on the brink of collapse

Source: NBC News

04/04/2021

Florida declares state of emergency as reservoir with millions of gallons of "contaminated, radioactive wastewater" leaks

The reservoir has been leaking for more than 10 days, and a representative for the company who owns the property has said that they have been working around the clock to prevent a "true catastrophe."

Source: CBS News

04/04/2021

Florida state of emergency: Radioactive flood fear, polluted pond leaks

Residents ordered to evacuate over fears for the pond in the Tampa Bay area, which stores 500 million gallons of water containing radium and uranium.

Source: Business Insider

04/03/2021

DeSantis declares state of emergency over leak at Tampa Bay-area wastewater pond

Officials warned the collapse of a gypsum stack at the Piney Point industrial site was "imminent."

Source: Axios

04/03/2021

Leak at wastewater pond prompts evacuations in Florida, governor declares state of emergency

Officials in Florida evacuated homes and closed off a highway Saturday near the large reservoir in the Tampa Bay area north of Bradenton.

Source: USA Today

03/31/2021

Muskegon County declares state of emergency

Muskegon County has declared a state of emergency in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Source: Fox17

03/30/2021

Detroit, Wayne Co. issue state of emergency orders as COVID-19 cases rise

Government meetings in Detroit and Wayne County will be conducted virtually through May under emergency orders

Source: The Detroit News

03/22/2021

COVID-19: Miami Beach in Florida declares state of emergency over crowds

Source: Google News

03/21/2021

State of emergency declared in Miami Beach as spring breakers overwhelm the city

“Our city right now in this area has become a tinder,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said, “and we cannot have a policy of simply hoping that it’s not lit.”

Source: The Washington Post

03/20/2021

Miami Beach declares state of emergency due to spring break crowds

Source: ABC News

03/10/2021

Hawaii Under State Of Emergency Due To Heavy Flooding

Damage from heavy flooding has prompted Hawaii's governor to declare a state of emergency. On hard-hit Maui, floods damaged homes and nearly breached a historic dam, forcing residents to evacuate.

Source: NPR

03/06/2021

570 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, 26098 vaccinations reported on anniversary of Utah state of emergency

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 570 on Saturday, with five more deaths and 26,098 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Source: KSL.com

03/02/2021

Images show flooded Kentucky communities as storms trigger state of emergency

Heavy thunderstorms pounded Appalachia, sending rivers out of their banks and leading to multiple water rescues, mudslides, road closures and power outages, officials said.

Source: NBC News

02/26/2021

Gov. Kate Brown extends Oregon’s COVID-19 state of emergency

The order is now effective through May 2 as confirmed COVID-19 cases drop but hundreds of new cases continue to be reported daily.

Source: OregonLive

02/02/2021

Japan plans to extend its state of emergency as Covid-19 cases rise and Olympics loom

Japan plans to extend its state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and eight other prefectures as the country continues to battle rising Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.

Source: CNN

01/31/2021

NJ declares state of emergency; NJ transit suspends service ahead of storm

New Jersey is bracing for a whopper of a storm that could dump well over a foot of snow in many areas, creating blizzard-like conditions and causing travel p...

Source: YouTube

01/19/2021

Gov. Mills extends COVID-19 state of emergency as virus takes toll on Maine

Gov. Janet Mills extended the coronavirus state of civil emergency for another 30 days on Tuesday, the 11th time she has done so since the pandemic began in Maine.

Source: WMTW Portland

01/14/2021

BREAKING: Super Nintendo World Grand Opening Postponed Until After State of Emergency

Universal Studios Japan has postponed the opening of Super Nintendo World due to the state of emergency in Osaka.

Source: wdwnt.com

01/14/2021

Super Nintendo World opening delayed due to Osaka state of emergency

Super Nintendo World, the Nintendo-themed park at Universal Studios Japan, has been delayed yet again. It was meant to open on February 4th, but Osaka will be under a state of emergency until later in the month.

Source: The Verge

01/13/2021

Japan expands state of emergency over coronavirus as infections climb

Japan will expand its state of emergency to seven more prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.

Source: CNN

01/13/2021

Japan's state of emergency is seen having limited impact on the economy

This latest state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas was announced last week, in a bid to combat the latest surge in coronavirus infections.

Source: CNBC

01/07/2021

Japan Declares State of Emergency in Tokyo as Covid Cases Rise

Fast-rising coronavirus case counts and deaths forced Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to act, but some say the restrictions — mostly voluntary — won’t be enough.

Source: New York Times

01/07/2021

Japan declares state of emergency for Tokyo amid COVID-19 surge

​​​​​​​Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and three nearby areas on Thursday as coronavirus cases continue to surge, hitting a daily record of 2,447 in the capital.

Source: Fox News

01/07/2021

Japan to Declare State of Emergency in Tokyo Area After Days of Hesitation

Fast-rising coronavirus case counts and deaths forced Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to act, but some say the restrictions — mostly voluntary — won’t be enough.

Source: New York Times

01/02/2021

Japanese governors demand state of emergency over COVID

The Japanese capital, Tokyo, and three nearby prefectures have asked the national government to declare a state of emergency to curtail the surging spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Fox News

12/30/2020

Gov. DeSantis extends state of emergency for COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday extended for another 60 days the state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: WJXT News4JAX

12/22/2020

Gov. Lee signs executive order extending Tennessee's state of emergency through February

Gov. Bill Lee has extended the state of emergency in Tennessee through February.

Source: NewsChannel5.com

12/18/2020

Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 1,339 new cases, 21 more deaths as Gov. Brown extends state of emergency

“These are the darkest days of this pandemic. And yet, hope has arrived."

Source: OregonLive

12/17/2020

Oregon governor extends COVID-19 state of emergency through March 2021

Oregon Governor Kate Brown extended her declaration of a state of emergency due to COVID-19 through the beginning of March 2021. The executive order was set to expire on January 2, 2021 and was extended an additional 60 days, which means this extension is eff…

Source: KATU

11/19/2020

Missouri extends ‘state of emergency’ until spring 2021, public health warning expected today

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson is extending the state of emergency in Missouri until March 2021 as COVID-19 cases climb. He is not issuing a mask mandate but he is asking Missourians to change their behavior. The next four to six weeks wi…

Source: KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

11/09/2020

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declares state of emergency, mandates masks to fight COVID

Source: ABC News

11/09/2020

Utah declares state of emergency and orders residents to mask up amid Covid-19 case surge

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declares state of emergency and orders residents to mask up amid Covid-19 case surge. 'Our hospitals are full,' Herbert says.

Source: NBC News

11/09/2020

Utah governor declares state of emergency as coronavirus cases spike

These changes are not shutting down our economy, but are absolutely necessary to save lives and hospital capacity," he said.

Source: Axios

10/15/2020

Thailand declares state of emergency to stop mounting anti-monarchy protests

The order will ban gatherings of more than five and publication of news that could endanger “national security.”

Source: The Washington Post

10/09/2020

Spanish Government Orders State of Emergency In Madrid Region As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez made the declaration to overcome objections by local officials to new lockdown rules. The restrictions "create chaos," said Isabel Díaz Ayuso, Madrid's president.

Source: NPR

10/09/2020

Facing Resistance, Spain Declares State of Emergency to Stem Madrid’s Covid-19 Outbreak

Spanish government imposes a partial lockdown on the capital region, where infection rates are soaring

Source: The Wall Street Journal

10/09/2020

Spanish government imposes state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid

Spain’s government declared a state of emergency in Madrid on Friday, wresting control of efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 from local authorities in a region that is experiencing one of Europe’s most significant coronavirus outbreaks.

Source: Fox News

10/06/2020

Escambia County issues state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Escambia County issued a local state of emergency Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Delta. Escambia County Emergency Operation Center has been activated at a level 2 due to COVID-19 and Hurricane Sally. It is now also activated for Hurricane…

Source: WEAR

10/03/2020

Michigan Supreme Court strikes down governor's continued state of emergency | TheHill

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) does not have the authority to continue the state of emergency in Michigan.

Source: The Hill

09/22/2020

Breonna Taylor police shooting: Louisville mayor declares state of emergency, restricts downtown access ahead of decision on charges for officers

With timing of the announcement still uncertain, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency due to the potential for civil unrest.

Source: Chicago Tribune

09/22/2020

Louisville Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead of Breonna Taylor Announcement

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is poised to announce whether his office will bring charges against the police officers who shot and killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in March.

Source: NPR

09/21/2020

Louisville police declare state of emergency as city braces for Breonna Taylor decision

Police in Louisville, Kentucky, are following emergency guidelines as the city awaits a grand jury decision over charges in the Breonna Taylor case.

Source: NBC News

09/21/2020

Louisville police declare state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision

Six months after her death, Taylor's case stands distinct as a high profile case without resolution.

Source: CBS News

09/21/2020

Louisville police chief declares state of emergency ahead of expected Breonna Taylor announcement | TheHill

The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) has ordered a state of emergency ahead of an expect...

Source: The Hill

09/21/2020

'State of emergency' declared by Louisville police ahead of Breonna Taylor decision

Chief of Police Robert J. Schroeder is declaring a state of emergency for the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) as they wait for Attorney General Daniel Cameron's decision whether or not to indict the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.

Source: LEX18 Lexington KY News

09/13/2020

Louisiana governor declares state of emergency preparing for Tropical Storm Sally | TheHill

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency...

Source: The Hill

09/07/2020

California governor declares state of emergency as multiple counties battle wildfires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five counties late Sunday as multiple wildfires continue to burn across the state following a weekend that brought both record high heat and record acres scorched.

Source: CNN

09/04/2020

Newsom declares state of emergency as California faces historic heat, threat of power outages

With scorching temperatures set to sear California through Labor Day weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation aimed at shoring up the state’s energy capacity and staving off the kind of power outages and rolling blackouts that left tens of …

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

09/04/2020

State of emergency in California over heat, power strain

Gov. Newsom declares a state of emergency as California utilities warn that sweltering conditions and increased demand could result in power outages.

Source: Los Angeles Times

09/03/2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends Michigan state of emergency until Oct. 1

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the State of Emergency until Oct. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Source: WDIV ClickOnDetroit

08/19/2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses California wildfires, heat wave, COVID-19 after declaring state of emergency - KFSN

Newsom said conservations efforts were successful in preventing outages on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, but PG&E said that outages are still likely on Wednesday.

Source: KFSN-TV

08/19/2020

California declares state of emergency as it fights fires, extreme weather

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid wildfires that have exacerbated a stifling heatwave.

Source: NBC News

08/18/2020

California governor declares state of emergency as dozens of wildfires rage

Fires prompt some areas to issue mandatory evacuations and temperatures soar into triple digits in historic heatwave

Source: The Guardian

08/13/2020

Lebanon’s Parliament Confirms State of Emergency, Extending Army Power

Parliamentary approval of the measures for Beirut, which last until Aug. 21 but can be renewed, has raised concerns about civil liberties.

Source: New York Times

07/25/2020

North Korea declares state of emergency as Covid-19 case reported

Kim Jong-un imposes lockdown on Kaesong, calling it a ‘critical situation’

Source: The Guardian

07/07/2020

Memphis mayor extends state of emergency amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has signed an executive order extending the state of emergency for the Bluff City as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Source: WMC

07/07/2020

Citing violent crime in Atlanta, Georgia governor declares state of emergency and calls up National Guard

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.

Source: CNN

07/02/2020

N.J. coronavirus public-health emergency extended by 30 days. State of emergency stays in effect.

Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement Thursday.

Source: nj.com

06/30/2020

TSSAA: Sports seasons to be delayed due to state of emergency extension

Officials said they are working with the Governor’s office to ensure that member schools are in compliance with the executive order.

Source: WBIR.com

06/20/2020

Spaniards urged not to lower their guard as coronavirus state of emergency ends

PM Pedro Sánchez calls for vigilance as country prepares to reopen its borders

Source: The Guardian

06/10/2020

Gov. McMaster extends state of emergency as South Carolina coronavirus cases continue to spike

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gives update on the state's response to coronavirus today at 4 p.m.

Source: WYFF4 Greenville

06/10/2020

State Epidemiologist calls Greenville County a hot-spot, says she is more concerned than ever; McMaster to extend state of emergency

COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) – South Carolina State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell said Wednesday that Greenville is a major hotspot for COVID-19 spread in the state and that Greenville County

Source: FOX Carolina

06/05/2020

Russia declares state of emergency over Arctic Circle oil spill caused by melting permafrost

The spill of diesel has caused rivers to run red

Source: USA Today

06/04/2020

Putin declares state of emergency after massive fuel leak pollutes river in the Arctic Circle

A reserve fuel tank at a local thermal power plant leaked more than 20,000 tons of diesel into a river, and it took days for federal authorities to take notice.

Source: CBS News

06/04/2020

Russia oil spill into Arctic river spurs Putin to declare state of emergency after 20,000 tons leak

A state of emergency has been declared by Russian President Vladimir Putin after tens of thousands of diesel fuel leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle

Source: Fox News

06/04/2020

Russia declares state of emergency after massive oil spill in the Arctic Circle

The spillage occurred on May 29 when the "oil products" leaked from a tank in an industrial plant operated by a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel.

Source: CNBC

05/31/2020

National Guard Deployed To L.A. Amid Protests, Looting; Governor Declares State Of Emergency In City & County – Update

UPDATED with state of emergency declaration: As protests and looting spread across Los Angeles Saturday evening, Mayor Eric Garcetti asked California Gov. Gavin Newsom to send in the National Guard to help restore order amid unrest over the police killing of …

Source: Deadline

05/30/2020

Portland mayor declares state of emergency in response to rioting, looting

Portland was under a state of emergency Saturday after rioting and looting raged overnight in the city’s downtown.

Source: Fox News