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Mar 11, 2012 10:13 am |

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) – FREE Preparedness Event – 3/31/12

COPE Preparedness Presents “Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) on Saturday March 31, 2012, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, San Pedro, CA-

Link to Registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e4n7357a0cb924a5&llr=r89b6idab.

 

Statistics show that 90% of all survivors of disasters are rescued by other survivors.  It may be up to you to save the life of ...

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Mar 09, 2012 12:50 pm |

San Pedro Residents – “Pay Attention” Clearwater Decisions Could Change Your Community!

By Lonna Calhoun, CEM.

PAY ATTENTION SAN PEDRO! Last night (March 8, 2012) I attended the Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. Unfortunately it was not well attended.   Many neighbors have mentioned they knew nothing about this important issue  that will directly affect our community.  I believe we need more time ...

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Mar 09, 2012 12:47 pm |

Draft EIR recommends sewage pipeline through San Pedro to Royal Palms

By Donna Littlejohn

After six years of preliminary study, sanitation officials say an underground wastewater pipeline route that travels through San Pedro to Royal Palms Beach is the best – and most affordable – way to replace aging lines.

But not everyone agrees.

The recommendation – the focus of a draft environmental ...

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Mar 09, 2012 11:11 am |

How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors? – Another Reason for MYN

By Elizabeth Hall Hanford Sentinel.

Along with the changing times, our relationships with our immediate neighbors are not like the “good ole days.”

Forty years ago, the majority of women were not working outside of the home, and thus there was a closeness with our neighbors that extended beyond the ...

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Mar 09, 2012 11:00 am |

Retired Industry Expert Joins Rancho LPG Fight

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor

Although now retired, Connie Rutter spent more than three decades working in the oil industry—three years as a chemist, 11 as  an environmental manager and director, and 20 years running her own consulting business. Her client list includes companies like ARCO, Shell, Valero, as well as smaller ...

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Mar 09, 2012 10:50 am |

Was 2011 the Costliest Year for Emergencies?

By: Claire B. Rubin and Jessica Hubbard

For those in emergency management, the last calendar year was an unusually busy and costly one. Of the more than 90 federally declared disasters in 2011, at least 12 generated costs of $1 billion or more.

Although most didn’t dominate the national ...

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Mar 09, 2012 10:30 am |

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Shares 3 Lessons from 2011

By: Craig Fugate

2011 was a memorable year for those of us in the emergency management field — and for the many Americans impacted by disasters.

Massive blizzards simultaneously blanketed dozens of states across the country. As snow melted, parts of the Midwest and upper Midwest experienced severe flooding. Texas and other ...

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Mar 09, 2012 10:01 am |

Last FEMA temporary housing unit leaves New Orleans

By: Mark Rockwell

The last temporary housing trailer that sheltered victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans has been vacated by its occupants in what federal emergency administrators and local government officials called a “milestone” in the six-year long recovery from the historic storm.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said ...

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Mar 09, 2012 09:52 am |

Funding Constraints Will Greatly Impact Public Health Readiness

By: Raphael M. Barishansky.

Anthrax. Pandemics. Food poisonings. All of the aforementioned are the bailiwick of public health preparedness programs across the United States.

Programs implemented by public health preparedness programs since 2001 include: the development of various emergency preparedness plans; implementation of National Incident Management System and Incident Command System classes; ...

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