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COPE Preparedness Newsletter


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Nov 01, 2014 10:46 am |

COPE Preparedness receives generous grant from HCBF to implement emergency preparedness programs

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HCBF Awards $570,000 in Community Benefit Grants to 20 Organizations Serving San Pedro and Wilmington.

In 2015 COPE Preparedness will be conducting the FEMA award winning Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) 9 -Step emergency preparedness program in the Harbor Area. MYN will prepare neighborhoods to survive and self-sustain durning emergencies and disasters. Neighborhoods will document ...

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Nov 01, 2014 10:14 am |

LAX prepared for Ebola, but concerns remain

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Saying she was concerned about the patchwork of federal guidelines on how airports should handle possible Ebola patients, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters visited Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday to reassure herself and the community that the airport’s emergency plan was top notch.

The congresswoman, whose district includes the airport and the communities ...

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Nov 01, 2014 09:57 am |

San Pedro landslide work continues as excess groundwater is drained

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By Donna Littlejohn, The Daily Breeze

Engineers have yet to pinpoint a source of groundwater that played a key role in the dramatic collapse of a San Pedro oceanfront bluff three years ago but said it is effectively being directed out of the area via 20 underground, horizontal drains.

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Nov 01, 2014 09:49 am |

Facebook Debuts Safety Check Feature for Disasters Users within the vicinity of an emergency will get a notification from Facebook asking if they’re safe.

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As people increasingly turn to social media after a disaster — both to get information and check to see if their friends and family have been affected — the platforms are creating disaster-specific tools. Twitter Alerts, for example, was launched in September 2013 as a way to highlight emergency information from vetted agencies ...

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Nov 01, 2014 09:45 am |

Are U.S. chemical facilities still open to terrorist attacks?

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The following is part of a series of thought pieces authored by members and friends of the START Consortium. These editorial columns reflect the opinions of the author(s), and not necessarily the opinions of the START Consortium. This series is penned by scholars who have ...

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Nov 01, 2014 09:34 am |

1 Year After Fatal LAX Shooting, Officers’ Union Says Security Gaps Remain

TSA Honors Slain LAX Security Officer with Moment of Silence

Posted 9:03 AM, October 30, 2014, by , and , Updated at 08:39pm, October 30, 201

One year after a gunman shot and killed ...

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Oct 31, 2014 11:11 am |

Turn Back Those Clocks and Check Those Smoke Alarms!

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We are asking every household to check their smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home.
This weekend we all get an extra hour of sleep as we turn the clocks back one hour to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time. The American Red Cross recommends changing your smoke alarm batteries and ...

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