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Mar 08, 2014 10:43 am |

Tsunami Preparedness Week is Mar. 23-29, 2014

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During Tsunami Preparedness Week, NOAA, FEMA, and the U.S. Geological Survey, in coordination with the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, a partnership of these federal agencies and 29 U.S. states and territories, will promote awareness and safety, urge coastal residents and visitors to prepare themselves and their families for ...

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Mar 08, 2014 10:40 am |

Fukushima radiation could reach Pacific coast by April

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(02-26) 11:38 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has not yet reached ocean waters along the Pacific coast, but low levels of radioactive cesium from the stricken Japanese power plant could arrive by April, scientists reported Monday.

The report came even as some Internet sites continue claiming that dangerously ...

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Mar 08, 2014 10:12 am |

The Northridge Earthquake: “Like a Punch Delivered from Below”

northridgeIt’s been two decades since the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake shook Los Angeles to its core. Richard Andrews presided over the Herculean effort to make the city whole again

It was a beleaguered city that welcomed the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend of 1994. Since the start of the decade, Los Angeles had ...

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Mar 08, 2014 10:03 am |

Steering clear of disaster on the climate ‘Titanic’

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By Karl Burkhart

We have a few short years to shift our course and steer clear of a climate catastrophe. Will we get our priorities straight?

“Just explain it to me simply … how much time do we have left?” This is a question I get asked a lot, and I’ve found that before ...
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Mar 08, 2014 09:28 am |

Getting the message across in natural disasters

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by Niki Widdowson

Why do we see images of people being rescued from vehicles stuck in raging floodwaters despite repeated “If it’s flooded, forget it” warnings from emergency services and media?

Why do some people stay and some people go when a bushfire is bearing down on their home?

A team of QUT researchers ...

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Mar 08, 2014 09:13 am |

Apps Aid Disaster Planning, Flu Forecasting

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By Johns Hopkins Univ.

In an effort to help hospitals and first-responder organizations, Johns Hopkins scientists have developed three new Web-based software tools designed to assist with disaster preparedness and flu planning.

The apps were developed by research teams at the Johns Hopkins National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event ...

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Mar 08, 2014 07:22 am |

C.E.R.T. TRAINING IS COMING TO CARSON

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Community Emergency Response Training
Training Classes starting
Thursday, March 27, 2014

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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 demand. People ...

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