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Jun 09, 2013 10:50 am |

San Onofre nuclear power plant to be closed permanently

nuclearBy Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles TimesJune 8, 2013, 7:13 p.m.

Southern California Edison built San Onofre’s two nuclear reactors in about nine years, but tearing them down will be a technically complex, multibillion-dollar job completed over decades.

It is likely that Edison first will mothball the plant, ...

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Jun 09, 2013 10:42 am |

State emergency, health officials urge Californians to prepare for extreme heat

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Even though some areas of the state are experiencing June gloom, emergency preparedness and health officials are preparing for periods of elevated and extreme heat this summer and fall.

They’re reviewing internal procedures, updating cooling center data bases and identifying state fairgrounds and facilities that serve as cooling centers¸ as well as implementing other ...

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Jun 09, 2013 10:29 am |

Disaster preparedness in disastrous condition

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By Ann McFeatters

As the nation grapples with one costly natural disaster after another, Washington’s politicians systematically have been cutting funds for disaster preparedness.

Even as the nation laments the deaths of children in Oklahoma’s tornado alley, where two schools hit in devastated Moore could not afford safe rooms at a per-room cost of ...

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Jun 09, 2013 10:04 am |

FEMA releases guidance on preparing for severe weather

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released their guidance today to emergency managers and citizens on how home owners should prepare for future storms. As demonstrated by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, severe weather can strike quickly, leaving families with little or no time to prepare.

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Jun 09, 2013 09:56 am |

Los Angeles Department of Public Health is National Model for Community Disaster Resilience Groundbreaking Initiative

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NOTE: COPE Preparedness has been involved with the LACCDR project since it’s inception. In fact the COPE Preparedness Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) conducted in July of 2012 in Spanish in Wilmington, CA was partially funded by a mini grant from the LACCDR project.

LOS ANGELES –

In response to a directive from President ...

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Jun 09, 2013 09:44 am |

Volcano Alerts – The Sleeping Giants!

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(CNN) — Lava flowed Tuesday from two Alaskan volcanoes, with authorities placing both on the second-highest alert levels because “sudden explosions … are possible with little or no warning.”

The volcanoes are Pavlof and Cleveland, both in the ...

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Jun 09, 2013 09:34 am |

FEMA releases ‘Toward More Resilient Futures’

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FEMA’s Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) on May 9 released Toward More Resilient Futures: Putting Foresight Into Practice, Highlights from the Strategic Foresight Initiative, a document highlighting the value and utility of thinking strategically about the future. While SFI’s earlier publications have centered on a deep analysis of future needs, “Toward More Resilient ...

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Jun 09, 2013 09:25 am |

How Natural Disasters Changed the World in 2012

People use a raft made of banana plants to wade through flood waters in Gauhati, India, June 26, 2012.

Last year, an estimated 32.4 million people worldwide were forced from their homes due to natural disasters. Here, 10 countries that suffered some of the worst displacements, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council

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Jun 09, 2013 09:05 am |

Major Earthquake Scenario Tests California’s Response Capabilities

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By: Sarah Rich

SAN FRANCISCO — No one can be certain when a natural disaster will strike, so to better prepare for such events, the city of San Francisco, outside agencies and organizations, and volunteers participated in the annual Golden Guardian statewide exercise on Wednesday, May 15. This year’s functional exercise focused on carrying ...

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Jun 09, 2013 09:00 am |

West Fertilizer Company plant exploded on April 17, killing 15 people

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Few Texas counties follow federal chemical preparedness law!

by BRETT SHIPP / WFAA

DALLAS — A statewide survey  has found a dramatic lack of compliance with a federal mandate that orders counties to operate a planning committee that helps anticipate and respond to emergencies at plants storing hazardous chemicals.

Every county in ...

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