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

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In This Issue

Sep 13, 2013 10:50 am |

Protect Your Business – Disaster Readiness Workshop 9/19/13

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

in collaboration with

Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., City of Los Angeles Council District 9 and Pacific Coast Regional SBDC

PRESENT

Protect your Business: Disaster Readiness Workshop

Learn what you can do now to protect your business from devastating disasters.  Get practical steps on how to manage disaster ...

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Sep 08, 2013 11:40 am |

Quake could trigger damaging tsunami, but local ports have plans in place

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 Recovery plans are in place at the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles in the event of a tsunami or other disaster, officials said Thursday.

Those plans to quickly assess damage and create temporary fixes to roads, bridges and other infrastructure can ...

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Sep 08, 2013 11:40 am |

Tsunami study finds Southern California at risk

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A theoretical  9.1 quake off Alaska could flood Long Beach and parts of O.C., and force 750,000 to evacuate.

By Rong-Gong Lin II, Tony Barboza and Hector Becerra

A large tsunami hitting California would cause major flooding in Long Beach and parts of Orange County and force 750,000 people to evacuate coastal areas in ...

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Sep 08, 2013 11:27 am |

Study: Many States Still Lack Disaster Plans for Kids

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NOTE: As a parent its important to assess the emergency plans at your child’s school. Make sure one is in place and you are aware of the specifics. Incorporate that information into your family plan. 

A report faults 28 states and D.C. for failing to meet the school and child care provider protocols recommended ...

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Sep 08, 2013 11:04 am |

FEMA Offers Disaster Preparedness Tips For Parents Of College Students

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Families are preparing to send their sons and daughters off to college – and many of those students will be away from home for the first time.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests that parents should make sure their students will be prepared for emergencies.

Whether it’s as simple as a power outage or ...

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Sep 08, 2013 10:52 am |

How technology is transforming emergency international preparedness

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Mobile phone, geographic information systems (GIS), Twitter and other technologies are increasingly being used to warn communities of potential crises and inform them how to prepare, and to help governments and aid agencies predict how emergencies may unfold.

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Aid agencies are increasingly using mobile phones to monitor and analyse market data in ...

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Sep 08, 2013 10:23 am |

Tabletop exercises on disaster preparedness gaining popularity with government agencies and constituents

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By: Adrian Courtenay

In a growing national trend, tabletop exercises for disaster preparation are increasingly being embraced by elected officials and their stakeholders at all levels of government as powerful tools in the creation of preparedness plans for dealing with man-made or natural disasters. 

 

Tabletop exercises have been championed by DHS at ...

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Sep 08, 2013 10:02 am |

Environmental Issues Are Affecting The West Coast

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By Alicia Chang      09 Aug 2013

PLANET WATCH - Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run Chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have moved to higher elevations over the past half century. That’s just a snapshot of how ...

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Sep 08, 2013 08:50 am |

Community Emergency Response Training

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Training Classes starting Monday, September 16, 2013
C.E.R.T. TRAINING IS COMING TO LAWNDALE
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The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proud to present this training to the public.
Following a major disaster, police, fire, and medical personnel may not be able to fully meet the ...

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Aug 10, 2013 12:04 pm |

COPE Preparedness board member leads volunteer efforts during Idyllwild fire.

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By Lonna Calhoun, CEM  -

Founding COPE Preparedness board member, Mike Feyder is also President of Idyllwild Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP)which organizes the CERT teams and local volunteers in the communities around Idyllwild. The story of what he has accomplished as a community leader during this enormous fire is incredible.  His group ...

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  •  COPE is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission: "Promoting Emergency Preparedness through Proactive Community Outreach".
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