Here is a video released by the French Interior Ministry showing the scale of the fire response. Authorities deployed some 400 firefighters, pumped water from the Seine and flew drones to survey the damage. Despite the huge challenges, it is so impressive to see how the 400 firefighters were able to save a significant proportion of the cathedral. ... See MoreSee Less
Notre Dame's centuries-old wooden roof beams, stone exterior and soaring Gothic architecture made Monday's blaze especially difficult to tackle and Paris firefighters deserve praise for their efforts, experts say.
Our hearts break reading the news of Paris' Notre Dame fire! We are sending love and prayers to the hundreds of firefighters that are doing everything they can to bring the terrible fire under control.
The official start of hurricane season won’t begin until June 1, but the annual forecast from Colorado State University has been released. Meteorologists at the school in Fort Collins are predicting 13 named storms in 2019, with five becoming hurricanes, and two of those being Category 3, 4, or 5 storms.
The research reveals a 28 percent chance of a major hurricane making landfall this year along the U.S. Gulf or Atlantic coasts. Should a hurricane threaten our area, LPFPD4 will work diligently to keep our residents safe. However, it only takes one storm to present significant threats to your life and property. Please sign up for our mailing list below to receive emergency updates, important fire information, and valuable safety tips.