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Sep 05, 2015 05:30 pm |

September is National Preparedness Month

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NOTE: This month is a national focus on emergency preparedness. Many of you reading this e-newsletter have attended a COPE Preparedness workshop at one time or another. You know that the purpose of our newsletter is inform you of  local, national and international happenings in emergency management. The attached information from Ready.gov provides ...

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Sep 05, 2015 05:23 pm |

4 Reasons Why El Nino Won’t Solve California’s Epic Drought

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By Kirsten James,

El Nino will solve the drought. You’re hearing this sentiment around California these days. After four years of bone-dry winters, warmer Pacific Ocean waters are expected to bring lots of precipitation to California this winter—a huge opportunity for replenishing California’s depleted reservoirs and aquifers.  But it’s wishful thinking to believe that ...

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Sep 05, 2015 05:22 pm |

Strong to Super El Nino 2015-2016 means a wild winter ahead (Winter Outlook 2015-2016)

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SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 UPDATE

Lock it in folks we are now on track for this to be the biggest El Nino in history and California and the rest of the country may be in for a weird and times wild ride this winter. Expect the unexpected as see all kinds of extreme weather from ...

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Sep 05, 2015 05:19 pm |

10 Years After Katrina, Will California’s Capital Be The Next New Orleans?

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A 2011 New York Times Magazine story sounded the alarm: “Scientists consider Sacramento — which sits at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers and near the Delta — the most flood-prone city in the nation.” The article went on to note that experts fear an earthquake or violent Pacific superstorm could ...

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Sep 05, 2015 04:58 pm |

Katrina and the Next Crisis

katrinaIn a more complex world, what have we really learned about coping with massive emergencies?

(TNS) — On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall over southern Louisiana, causing unprecedented destruction along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans. Ten years later, what can we say we learned?

The Gulf Coast survived. New Orleans ...

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Sep 05, 2015 03:59 pm |

Wildfires have now burned a massive 8 million acres across the U.S.

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As of Tuesday, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, more than 8 million acres have burned in U.S. wildfires in 2015. 8,202,557 of them, to be precise. That’s an area larger than the state of Maryland.

And the numbers are still growing: 65 large fires are currently raging across the country, particularly in California, ...

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