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Nov 10, 2013 01:44 pm |

LA Builds Resilience Through Wide-Reaching Relationships

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By: Lauren Katims on November 04, 2013

Los Angeles County has one of the largest and most diverse populations in the country, with more than 11 million people living in 88 cities, speaking multiple languages with various education levels and economic statuses.

Such diversity makes preparing for a large-scale public health disaster extra challenging ...

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Nov 10, 2013 12:59 pm |

SoCalGas Offers Emergency Preparedness Safety Tips for Great California ShakeOut

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike without warning. As millions of Californians join in earthquake preparedness drills during the Great ShakeOut, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding customers about the importance of being prepared for California’s next major emergency.

“After a ...

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Nov 10, 2013 12:46 pm |

Emergency Managers Expanding Communication Channels to Increase Public Safety Awareness

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As mobile technologies and social media channels continue to penetrate Americans’ communications behaviors, emergency managers are working diligently to ensure emergency communications keep pace. This is one of the findings ...

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Nov 10, 2013 12:25 pm |

Los Angeles Times finds concrete buildings at risk in major quake

gt_766895_Los_AngelesThe city has rejected calls to make a list of concrete buildings at risk of collapsing in a major quake, but a Times analysis finds there could be more than 1,000 — many of them homes and offices. By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith

October 13, 2013

More than 1,000 ...

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Nov 10, 2013 12:07 pm |

Twitter Launches an Alert System for Emergencies

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By: on September 25, 2013

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to get emergency information directly from vetted, credible organizations. The system, called Twitter Alerts, will deliver tweets marked as an alert by approved organizations through the traditional timeline ...

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Nov 10, 2013 01:51 am |

As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow

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WASHINGTON — The electric grid, as government and private experts describe it, is the glass jaw of American industry. If an adversary lands a knockout blow, they fear, it could black out vast areas of the continent ...

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Nov 09, 2013 01:44 pm |

Obama signs executive order to improve federal response to climate change

prepBy Associated Press, Published: November 1 WASHINGTON — A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday to make it easier for states and local governments to respond to weather disasters.

The executive order establishes a task force of state and local officials to advise the administration ...

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Nov 09, 2013 12:59 pm |

LAPD Tests Situational Awareness Tool

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By: on October 16, 2013, Photo courtesy of TouchShare

Mobile and touchscreen mapping technologies are some of the latest innovations that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is using to improve situational awareness in the city.

To more effectively oversee patrol areas and move past paper maps, the LAPD ...

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