published 10/15/2011
The COPE-Preparedness Newsletter is a compilation of emergency management information that our organization determines is important to our community stakeholders.

Oct 10, 2011 01:00 pm | lonna

As an Ambassador for the Great California ShakeOut I want to encourage all our COPE Preparedness participants to register for the ShakeOut and commit to participate in the Drop, Cover and Hold On Drill.

The Great California ShakeOut is a day of special events featuring the largest earthquake drill ever, organized to ...

Oct 10, 2011 12:25 pm | lonna


Letters to the Editor

I spent two-and-one-half hours at a meeting to inform me and others how to, what to and just what we would need if a major-scale earthquake were to hit San Pedro. COPE preparedness is the organization, which was sponsored ...

Oct 09, 2011 05:16 pm | lonna

By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times October 9, 2011, 7:34 p.m.

Melissa Palma never thought much about the huge gas storage tanks perched on a hillside near the San Pedro home she and her husband settled into 18 years ago. Only recently she learned that the domed, 40-year-old, circular, steel structures contain ...

Oct 08, 2011 03:05 pm | lonna

By: Ken Castle (Contributor Steve Jordan, Traiden Global Solutions, is a COPE Preparedness Board Member)

Everyone would like to believe that when the world turns upside down, help is just around the corner.   Most Americans feel secure in the notion that if disaster strikes, the public infrastructure will quickly organize a massive ...

Oct 02, 2011 11:51 pm | Carter

One forward-thinking prefecture in Japan is now running disaster preparedness software in a virtual ‘cloud’ (a group of servers running in a secure location, insulated from disasters).

“It would have cost a lot more to run our own servers and network, and if a disaster happened managing something like that would be ...

Sep 30, 2011 11:51 am | lonna

September 27, 2011 rick cohen

Source: Stateline | Until yesterday evening Congress was nearing the possibility of another government shutdown due to its inability to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government. After officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said they could get by this week with the ...

Sep 29, 2011 11:29 am | lonna

Dear Colleague,

With so many reminders of how susceptible we are to disasters and how important it is to be prepared, the American Red Cross invites you to our annual Disaster Preparedness Academy. The Academy takes place on October 26th, with an additional opportunity to attend our pre-conference, hands-on workshops on October ...

Sep 27, 2011 11:56 am | lonna

A new analysis of search data found that survivors turned to the Internet for information immediately following several of the world’s worst disasters in the past six years.

According to Ryan Falor, crisis response product manager for Google, survivors turned to the Internet following a disaster and a substantial portion of local ...

Sep 26, 2011 05:38 pm | Carter

My friend and business associate, Jim Kinmartin,  shared his expertise for this Inc. article.  What type of insurance is important for your business?  Read on to find out.

Can Your Business Survive a Flood? |

Sep 25, 2011 11:38 am | lonna

Written by J. Harry Jones

When the lights went out all over the county this month — and for the first couple of hours, San Diego Gas & Electric said it didn’t know why or for how long the power would be off — some people found themselves a bit panicked and ...

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