The COPE-Preparedness Newsletter is a compilation of emergency management and preparedness information important to our community stakeholders.

COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Aug 01, 2015 04:35 pm |

COPE Preparedness 8/1/15 (MYN) Workshop a “Sensational Success”

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With generous support from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF),  Phillips 66 and Providence Medical Center, COPE Preparedness  conducted the  “Map Your Neighborhood” emergency preparedness program on August 1 . The event was completely booked with 106 registrations and it was a sensational success. THANK YOU to our sponsors and thank you to all ...

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Aug 01, 2015 04:30 pm |

The Really Big One

cascadiaAn earthquake and tsunami will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when. By

When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking ...

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Aug 01, 2015 04:16 pm |

Natural Disasters Displaced Over 19 Million People in 2014, Report Shows

displace personsBy Robert Martin, Published Jul 21 2015 05:00 PM EDT, weather.com

Hundreds of natural disasters take place all over the earth each year, but what kind of impact are these catastrophic events leaving on humanity?

A staggering new report from The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) found that

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Aug 01, 2015 04:01 pm |

Flames sweep over freeway; motorists run for their lives

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By Marisa Gerber, Sarah Parvini and Javier Panzar contact the reporters

Taya Hart grabbed her purse and jumped out of the van. She ran away from the freeway, uphill, her heart beating fast. Her body shook. Taya, 16, called her mother. “I love you, Mom,” she said. “But there’s a huge fire.”

On Friday ...

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Aug 01, 2015 03:47 pm |

DRONE Use Continues to Disrupt Wildfire Response

fire dronesFor the fourth time in the past month, air tanker response to wildfires in California was grounded or turned around because there was an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS, also known as “drones”) flying in the area. In one instance, the fire grew because a UAS kept air support from making its run. The Federal ...
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Aug 01, 2015 03:38 pm |

Get the wildfire safety toolkit

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More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings — in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment, but face the very real danger of wildfire. Every year across our nation, some homes survive — while many others do not — after ...

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Aug 01, 2015 03:29 pm |

El Nino weather event is biggest since ‘97, may trigger soaking winter storms

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Can’t wait for the drought to be over? The wait may not be too long.

As Pacific Ocean temperatures continue to warm and trade winds shift, federal scientists now say that the El Niño weather event that’s emerging could be one of the strongest on ...

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