New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, and La. Gov. Bobby Jindal discuss the safety precautions planned for Tropical Storm Isaac. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Obama Declares Emergency In Louisiana

President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as that state prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac.


An aerial view shows burned houses in the Tahitian Village subdivision on Sept. 7, 2011 in Bastrop, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Houston Toad Poses Obstacles For Rebuilding After Devastating Fire

BASTROP, Texas (CBS Houston) — As Bastrop County rebounds from Texas’ most devastating wildfire season, residents’ most formidable barrier to normalcy is expected to come climbing from its burrows in the coming months. From January to May, […]


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FEMA Debates Could Affect Wildfire Relief

If the Republican-dominated House and Democratic-led Senate cannot agree on how to pay for disaster relief funding, thousands of victims from the Texas wildfires may not get the help they need to rebuild homes and businesses.