GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul questions FEMA's role in disaster management and relief in light of hurricane Irene. Ron Paul says the federal government can't afford it.
With tropical storm Irene past New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lifted his evacuation order. But with public transit still shut down, there's likely to be a tough commute on Monday.
The worst of tropical storm Irene has passed New York, and the impact wasn't as bad as it might have been. But officials say hazards still exist, including heavy flooding.
Where should the media draw the line between reasonable warnings and fear-mongering? A few mistakes and a partially missed prognosis aren't necessarily proof that the media blew the story.
Hurricane Irene 'remains a large and dangerous storm' Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Saturday. She advises residents in its path to 'hunker down.'
Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm. But as it makes landfall in North Carolina and heads north, it's still expected to pack a wallop with the greatest danger from flooding due to heavy rainfall and coastal storm surges.
Federal and state emergency managers are acting decisively in an attempt to avoid the mistakes of hurricane Katrina in 2005. The result has impacted millions of lives.
Federal authorities, including President Obama, are urging Americans to take precautions before hurricane Irene hits. Some 70 million people on the US East Coast could be affected.
Coastal residents from Surf City, N.C., to the Virginia border should be ready for hurricane conditions within 48 hours, forecasters said Thursday morning. Irene is still a Category 3 hurricane, but it has broadened.