state of emergency

Currently 31 National Emergencies; Trump’s Border Emergency Would Make 32

There are currently 31 national emergencies recognized under federal law. If President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over the border crisis, it would increase that number to 32, putting in perspective how common it is for U.S. presidents to exercise that legal authority.

Construction crews install new border wall sections Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his …

California Wildfires: President Trump Declares State of Emergency

President Donald Trump approved a declaration of a state of emergency in California on Friday, ordering federal assistance in response to multiple wildfires that have broken out and continue to cause massive damage in the state since December 4.

TOPSHOT - Vehicles pass beside a wall of flames on the 101 highway as it reaches the coast during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, California on December 6, 2017. California motorists commuted past a blazing inferno Wednesday as wind-whipped wildfires raged across the Los Angeles region, with flames triggering the …

Southern California Wildfires Continue to Blaze Out of Control

Several wildfires in Southern California continued to blaze out of control into Wednesday morning, as firefighters reported “zero containment” on the Thomas fire near Ventura and the Creek fire near Sylmar in Los Angeles.

California Fires (NASA)

Wine Country Fires Intensify — Update: 17 Dead; 100 Missing

California has 64 active fires burning across the state, with the worst devastation caused by the seven major Wine Country fires, fueled by 68-mile-per-hour Diablo winds that have burned 94,000 acres, killed 11 people, and destroyed at least 2,000 homes and businesses.

Napa Wine Country fires (Justin Sullivan / Getty)