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In This Issue

May 10, 2012 12:15 pm |

Increased U.S earthquakes may be caused by fracking

From 1970 to 2000 the number of magnitude 3.0 or greater temblors in the U.S. mid-continent averaged twenty-one annually; by 2011 the number of such quakes had increased to 134; a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey links the increase of seismic activity to the increase in the use of hydraulic ...

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May 09, 2012 12:28 pm |

Industry Perspective: The Importance of Public-Private Partnerships

NOTE: This article is a good opportunity for COPE Preparedness to thank our “partners” who make the implementation of our programs possible. Our primary sponsors in order of support are: STATE FARM, PHILLIPS 66, PROVIDENCE LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY MEDICAL CENTERS, ILWU. Thank you for your support and commitment to the preparedness of our communities! ...

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May 09, 2012 12:13 pm |

National Preparedness Report: Cyber Attacks Still Major Threat Against Unprepared States, Report Finds

While the nation has made strides in preparing for a wide range of potential disasters, state and local officials said they feel least prepared for an emerging threat: a cyber attack.

Cybersecurity “was the single core capability where states had made the least amount of overall progress,” according to the annual National ...

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May 09, 2012 11:54 am |

National Emergency Alert System Goes Live

By: Sarah Rich on April 10, 2012

After much anticipation, the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) went live last weekend, a first-of-its-kind national alert system in the U.S. that allows the public to receive major emergency alert notifications on their mobile phones without having to sign up or pay for them.

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May 09, 2012 11:16 am |

FEMA: Disaster Preparedness Costs Little, Saves a Lot

Just as every home should have a smoke alarm, every home should have an emergency supply kit packed and ready. Being prepared doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.

Although Federal, Commonwealth and local governments are ready to assist the public during times of emergencies and disasters, you should be prepared ...

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May 09, 2012 11:05 am |

Big gaps found in nursing homes’ disaster plans

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press – Apr 15, 2012

Tornado, hurricane or flood, nursing homes are woefully unprepared to protect frail residents in a natural disaster, government investigators say.

Emergency plans required by the government often lack specific steps such as coordinating with local authorities, notifying relatives or even pinning name tags ...

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May 02, 2012 04:33 pm |

Landslide Risks vs. Infrastructure Improvements

By Lonna Calhoun, CEM

I’m still grieving the loss of Paseo Del Mar due to the landslide. Our unique vistas, walking path and scenic drive are just gone.  Because I’m a San Pedro resident and a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), I became alarmed when I learned that the Clearwater Sanitation projects’ preferred ...

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May 01, 2012 11:54 am |

LA Fire Department & partners educate consumers on Natural Disaster Preparedness

Saturday, 28 April 2012 10:11 Cynthia De Castro | AJPress Los Angeles

ALTHOUGH California residents are aware of the recent major natural disasters in Southern California such as earthquakes, windstorms, and wild fires, many people have not taken the necessary steps to safeguard their homes and protect their personal finances. To address ...

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May 01, 2012 11:16 am |

C.E.R.T. TRAINING IS COMING TO PALOS VERDES PENINSULA

Community Emergency Response Team
Training class starting Saturday, May 12, 19 & 26
ENROLL NOW!
The County of Los Angeles Fire Department is proud to present this training to the public. Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand. ...

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1) COPE is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission: "Promoting Emergency Preparedness through Proactive Community Outreach".
2) COPE is a collaboration of dedicated professionals, community leaders, and concerned citizens.
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