local | Environment | NewsOPB | Oct. 6, 2017 11:02 a.m. | Portland
Oregon’s been awarded $350,000 by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program to increase resilience in coastal communities.
We hear about a troubled Army immigrant recruitment program, Amazon’s impact on organic produce prices, Mercy Corps efforts in Puerto Rico and a new mental health center for African-American women.
Nation | Environment | NewsAP | Aug. 27, 2017 7:32 a.m.
Don't be fooled by Hurricane Harvey's quick, eight-hour transition from a Category 4 monster to a Category 1. Experts say the storm's destruction is probably just beginning.
The breathtaking view from the new campus is not only a reminder of life on the coast, but the earthquake and tsunami danger that prompted the move to higher ground.
With no electricity to light Mocoa, authorities were forced to suspend the search Saturday night almost a day after heavy rains caused the rivers to overflow.
The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides wreaking havoc around the Andean nation climbed to 67 Friday, with thousands more displaced from destroyed homes and others waiting on rooftops for rescue.
Wendell Pierce is best known for his role as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." We spoke to him at Wordstock about his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds."
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WEDNESDAY: We'll get the latest on the rescue and recovery efforts in rural Washington state where a mudslide has left 14 dead and more than 176 as yet unaccounted for.
local | Environment | News | OPB News BlogOPB | March 25, 2014 3:19 p.m. | Portland
The mudslide in Washington this weekend reminds us of the natural disasters that threaten much of the Northwest.
Health | Politics | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Feb. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.
TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.
WEDNESDAY: Residents in Oregon and Washington have had mixed reactions to new flood plain maps that could dramatically change their flood insurance rates.