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Mar 09, 2013 05:29 pm |

Controversial Report Released for San Onofre Nuclear Plant

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The plant between San Diego and Los Angeles hasn’t produced electricity in more than a year.

Federal regulators on Friday released parts of a once-confidential report at the center of a dispute between California Sen. Barbara Boxer and the company that runs the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.

However, sections ...

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Mar 09, 2013 05:17 pm |

Emergency Preparedness, Not Your Typical Doomsday Nuts

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Cindi Shank | 3/6/13

Emergency preparedness has gotten a bad rap lately.  Preppers, doomsday nuts, conspiracy theorists have all been lumped into the category of those that choose to wear tin foil hats to keep out alien mind suckers.

If you look back in your family history, most of us had parents or grandparents ...

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Mar 09, 2013 05:07 pm |

Why So Quiet on the Cyberthreat?

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By: Jim McKay on February 11, 2013

Cyberattacks continue to rise and more, albeit not enough, attention is being given to the threats posed by cyberattackers. The United States is vulnerable in many ways, including the energy grid, which comprises 160,000 miles of high-voltage lines, millions of miles of distribution lines and thousands of ...

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Mar 09, 2013 05:02 pm |

Catastrophic Power Outages Pose Significant Recovery Challenges

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By: Adam Stone on January 21, 2013

When Superstorm Sandy took down the power in the Northeast, the scene looked all too familiar to Keith Stammer. As director of Joplin/Jasper County (Mo.) Emergency Management, he had seen the lights go out in the wake of a tornado that tore a swath through the town ...

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Mar 09, 2013 04:56 pm |

Sandy Marked a Shift for Social Media Use in Disasters

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By: Sara Estes Cohen on March 07, 2013

First it was the AOL chat rooms, followed by online community chat and discussion boards, then it was blogs. Since 2000, social media has expanded to include Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Social media today is not about the tools, but the technology and behavior ...

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Mar 07, 2013 01:49 pm |

Two Excellent Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources

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Two disaster preparedness and recovery resources that are helping the residents of California become more resilient to disasters.

One is The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors.  Recently adopted by the State of California and supported by the California Emergency Management Agency, the California Fire Chief’s Association, the California State ...

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Mar 07, 2013 01:39 pm |

Disaster Preparedness Is Good for Democracy

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NOTE: COPE Preparedness is the Citizen Corps representative for the Harbor Area

How to better mobilize citizen volunteers for disasters

The blizzard that pounded the Northeast on Friday was no Hurricane Sandy, but it has left thousands of people without power throughout the region. For some households, losing power may be no big deal. ...

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