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Apr 06, 2013 05:10 pm |

COPE Preparedness Conducting a Workshop on 4/15/13

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If a disaster occurred today would you be prepared? Would  your family be OK if you could not reach or communicate with them for hours or days?

Disasters will happen, we are all vulnerable but we can take easy basic steps that could mean survival. This FREE workshop will give you  information and   resources ...

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Apr 06, 2013 04:58 pm |

Online Survey to Gauge Disaster Preparedness in Malibu

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The city of Malibu is encouraging residents to take part in a survey that aims to gauge disaster preparedness in Malibu and other nearby cities.

The survey is meant to provide a forum for public input on the level of disaster preparedness in the community. It also aims to identify risks in the area, ...

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Apr 06, 2013 04:44 pm |

Tsunami Preparedness Week Observed in California

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two years after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan and caused millions of dollars in damage to California coastal communities, the state’s Emergency Management Agency and the California Geological Survey continue to work with their local, state and federal partners to reduce the impacts of future tsunamis in California.

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Apr 06, 2013 04:24 pm |

Where to store your earthquake emergency supplies

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One of the best solutions is to keep supplies in a number of areas. Keep a disaster supply kit in the car and then both a “go-kit” and at least a seven-day supply of necessities at home. Storing them in a garage might be a good idea because many garages are built on concrete ...

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Apr 06, 2013 04:07 pm |

Los Angeles Fire Department to Enhance Interoperability

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In an effort toward interoperability in Southern California, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is taking steps to upgrade its 911 dispatch center to work with neighboring fire agencies, Fire Chief Brian Cummings told the Los Angeles Times. This, he said, will help ensure the closest available rescuers are sent to victims during life-threatening ...

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Apr 06, 2013 03:59 pm |

Obama signs CBRN/natural disaster preparedness reauthorization law

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President Obama put his signature on the Pandemic and All–Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPA) on March 14, authorizing funding for public health and medical preparedness programs aimed at countering the mass casualty effects of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear (CBRN) weapons, as well as natural disasters.

The law, said one of its authors, Rep. ...

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Mar 09, 2013 05:29 pm |

Controversial Report Released for San Onofre Nuclear Plant

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The plant between San Diego and Los Angeles hasn’t produced electricity in more than a year.

Federal regulators on Friday released parts of a once-confidential report at the center of a dispute between California Sen. Barbara Boxer and the company that runs the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.

However, sections ...

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Mar 09, 2013 05:17 pm |

Emergency Preparedness, Not Your Typical Doomsday Nuts

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Cindi Shank | 3/6/13

Emergency preparedness has gotten a bad rap lately.  Preppers, doomsday nuts, conspiracy theorists have all been lumped into the category of those that choose to wear tin foil hats to keep out alien mind suckers.

If you look back in your family history, most of us had parents or grandparents ...

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Mar 09, 2013 05:07 pm |

Why So Quiet on the Cyberthreat?

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By: Jim McKay on February 11, 2013

Cyberattacks continue to rise and more, albeit not enough, attention is being given to the threats posed by cyberattackers. The United States is vulnerable in many ways, including the energy grid, which comprises 160,000 miles of high-voltage lines, millions of miles of distribution lines and thousands of ...

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Mar 09, 2013 05:02 pm |

Catastrophic Power Outages Pose Significant Recovery Challenges

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By: Adam Stone on January 21, 2013

When Superstorm Sandy took down the power in the Northeast, the scene looked all too familiar to Keith Stammer. As director of Joplin/Jasper County (Mo.) Emergency Management, he had seen the lights go out in the wake of a tornado that tore a swath through the town ...

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