"Australia. Our hearts and thoughts are with you," Koch wrote in a Twitter post.
President Donald Trump was accused of harboring "hatred" for Puerto Rico by a Democratic Florida state representative in the wake of a devastating earthquake on the island Tuesday.
The department's choice to withhold billions of dollars in appropriated funds has angered Democrats, who are considering whether Congress may need more "drastic moves" to force HUD to release the money.
Some of the destruction caused by the 6.4 magnitude earthquake was captured in photos and videos shared online.
The tremor caused several buildings to collapse, burying people in the wreckage.
A new fire started in Los Angeles County on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of the lot of a major film studio.
The fire broke out in LA County about 9 a.m. PDT on Monday and prompted the shutdown of the 101 Freeway.
Several fires are currently raging in various parts of the state.
As of 10:30 a.m. ET, the Los Angeles County Fire Department's website announced that the Saddleridge Fire had burned more than 7,500 acres and was only 13 percent contained.
"Thoughts and prayers for others should be employed selectively," says an economist behind a new study on the value of the phrase.
Dozens of charities have implemented programs to help people in the Bahamas get the supplies and living essentials in the aftermath of the storm.
The eviction generated such an outcry that Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the police department will create a new policy to cease evictions during an emergency.
FEMA Deputy Administrator Daniel Kaniewski told Newsweek that residents from Florida to the Carolinas should be reviewing their finances and evacuation routes, refueling their cars and monitoring local news.
Meanwhile, nine states will receive their billions of dollars in time for the 2020 hurricane season. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands almost certainly will not.
Some 500,000 people live in Campi Flegrei's "red zone." Researchers say the government's emergency plan should acknowledge the possibility of tsunamis if an eruption occurs.
The NRA claims the bill is necessary to prevent property from being looted in the aftermath of hurricanes and other disasters.
The summer of 2018 brought an epidemic of major wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere.
The latest results could help to improve earthquake forecasting in the short term.
Around two million people have been affected by the volcano, and an as yet unknown number of people are missing.
The latest numbers on fatalities in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria and its aftermath place the storm as one of the deadliest to hit the U.S. and its territories.
2017 is one of the worst years on record for natural disasters, a report revealed Thursday
Thursday is anticipated to be the worst day of the wildfire.