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Jun 11, 2014 09:40 am |

Preparing for disaster: State, feds to create tsunami strategy guides for Calif. harbors

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USGS image illustrates maximum current speeds in knots for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach generated during a tsunami scenario.

With the 50th anniversary of the devastating tsunami that killed a dozen people in Crescent City approaching, state and federal agencies have teamed up to create a preparedness playbook for each of ...

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Jun 11, 2014 09:38 am |

Hell and High Water

APphoto_Colorado FloodingBy Michael Grunwald TWO YEARS AGO LAWMAKERS FIXED OUR BROKEN FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM. BUT RATHER THAN FACE THE WRATH OF VOTERS, THEY BROKE IT ALL OVER AGAIN. Here’s a rainy-season parable about cooperation in American politics: In July 2012, Republicans and Democrats came together during a bitter campaign season to enact sweeping reforms to ...
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Jun 07, 2014 01:07 pm |

Los Angeles County prepares to weather the Big One with disaster preparedness campaign

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By Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News

Churches, synagogues and mosques across Los Angeles County may soon help residents prepare for the expected Big One.

The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management will launch its “Pledge to Prepare” campaign this weekend by asking faith-based and community organizations to host earthquake and other ...

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Jun 07, 2014 12:54 pm |

In Emergencies, People With Disabilities Often An Afterthought

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Serious barriers continue to jeopardize the well-being of people with disabilities in the wake of disasters and in other emergency situations, a new federal report finds.

Problems with emergency communications systems are rampant including everything from evacuation maps and websites that are inaccessible to alerts featuring language that is unclear for individuals with intellectual ...

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Jun 07, 2014 12:46 pm |

Quakes are increasing, but scientists aren’t sure what it means

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No, it’s not your imagination: The Los Angeles area is feeling more earthquakes this year.

After a relatively quiet period of seismic activity in the Los Angeles area, the last five months have been marked by five earthquakes larger than 4.0. That hasn’t occurred since 1994, the year of the destructive Northridge earthquake that ...

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Jun 07, 2014 12:33 pm |

Senate subcommittee to address wildfire preparedness

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Western drought raising fire danger concerns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Drought conditions and early-season wildfires in the west have gained the attention of emergency managers on Capitol Hill. On Thursday the Senate Subcommittee on Emergency Management scheduled a briefing titled “Wildfires: Assessing First Responder Training and Capabilities” to evaluate the preparedness.

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