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COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Jan 14, 2013 09:40 am |

Statewide quake in California may be possible after all

CANew research challenges assumptions that the central part of the San Andreas fault would act as a barrier, preventing a big quake from traveling between the northern and southern parts of the state.

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Jan 06, 2013 04:20 pm |

Resolve to be Ready, Commit to Emergency Preparedness in 2013!

COPE Educates

This year was characterized by extremely active and devastating weather events across the country; flooding in the Southeast as a result of Tropical Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac, wildfires across the Midwest, and Hurricane Sandy which devastated parts of the Northeast and was the second-largest Atlantic storm on record.

As 2012 comes ...

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Jan 06, 2013 04:04 pm |

States losing ground in emergency preparedness

xin_3720406260749078161757Only five states met eight of 10 measures to detect public health preparedness. Story Highlights Budget cuts in public health largely to blame 47 states can mobilize public health workers in less than an hour Just 15 states have plans for extreme weather events

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Jan 06, 2013 03:53 pm |

When You or Your Children Are Upset by News Reports

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Media coverage of a crime, natural disaster, war, act of terrorism, or other disturbing event provides us with vital and helpful information. News reports can keep us informed about what is happening and things we may need to do.
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Jan 06, 2013 03:42 pm |

6.3 Earthquake off Avalon, CA is close to home

CATectonic Summary

The December 14, 2012 M 6.3 earthquake 250 km southwest of Avalon, California occurred as a result of shallow normal faulting within the oceanic lithosphere of the Pacific plate. This event is located some 400-450 km west-southwest of the plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates – the ...

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Jan 06, 2013 03:35 pm |

NY mostly ignored reports warning of superstorm

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than three decades before Superstorm Sandy, a state law and a series of legislative reports began warning New York politicians to prepare for a storm of historic proportions, spelling out scenarios eerily similar to what actually happened: a towering storm surge; overwhelming flooding; swamped subway lines; widespread ...

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