The Federal Emergency Management Agency says preparedness is everyone’s job. Preparedness is not just for government agencies, but all sectors of society. Service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.
Volunteers and staff from the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie load a 1918 steam locomotive onto a flatbed truck at Bloedel Donovan Park in Bellingham Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, to ship it to the museum where it will be put on display. The locomotive had been at the park since 1960.
Melissa Vang is thrilled to see goodness lies in the hearts of teens. "God bless this young man's heart," she wrote on Facebook with a post of this video. It shows Tyler Opdyke, 18, leaving her husband's wallet stuffed with $1,500 cash to her doorstep in Elk Grove, California after waiting for someone to answer the door. Vang apologized for not opening the door to strangers, but later found the the teen and thanked him for the kind gesture.
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the Northwest Detention Center allegedly failing to pay detainees minimum wage in exchange for their work. Immigrants detained at the facility for civil proceedings were often paid $1 per day or less, the lawsuit alleges.
President Trump in his first speech to the United Nations referred to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man," and said the United States, if forced to defend itself and its allies, is "willing and able" to take military action.