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Mar 14, 2015 10:40 am |

COPE Preparedness presents “Map Your Neighborhood” Emergency Preparedness Program on April 4, 2015

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With generous grant support from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF) COPE Preparedness will implement the “Map Your Neighborhood” emergency preparedness program at Providence Medical Center in San Pedro on April 4th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Register ASAP; venue is limited to 70 participants.
Registration link:  Click here to ...

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Mar 14, 2015 10:34 am |

After Much Ado, El Niño Has Officially Been Declared by NOAA

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By Andrea Thompson

Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event that has been nearly a year in the offing finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday, March 5.

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Mar 14, 2015 10:26 am |

That mega-quake is now seen as more likely to hit

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  The next magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake to hit California could come a little sooner than expected.    The estimated chance of whether such a mega-earthquake would hit California in the next three decades was raised to 7% from about 4.7%, the U.S. Geological Survey ...

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Mar 06, 2015 05:48 pm |

States Work to Protect the Electric Grid from Catastrophic Disturbances

NYC+power+outage+Sandy1Legislators say the states have a responsibility to take action because they have regulatory authority over the electric grid’s transmission and distribution systems.

A huge solar superstorm fries hundreds of high-voltage transformers, shutting down the nation’s electrical power grid. A hostile nation or a group of ...

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Mar 06, 2015 05:13 pm |

Obama Budget Includes $5 Million for California Levees

Salton+Sea+leveeThe work could include bringing the 7.6-mile levee system that surrounds Marysville up to 200-year flood protection. ...
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Mar 06, 2015 05:08 pm |

Megadroughts’ Predicted to Ravage the Southwest

droughtThe Southwest, including California, along with the Great Plains states, will endure long-lasting “megadroughts” in the second half of this century, worse than anything seen in the past 1,000 years, a team of climate experts said. In January 2014, dead fish in the dry ...
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Mar 06, 2015 04:41 pm |

American Red Cross reminds us to Prevent Home Fires

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The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

The Red Cross is asking every household in America to join us in taking two simple steps that can ...

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Feb 18, 2015 07:23 pm |

Refinery explosion injures 4; shaking with magnitude of 1.7 earthquake

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Four workers suffered minor injuries after a large explosion Wednesday morning at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, according to an Exxon spokesman.

The explosion was the equivalent of a magnitude 1.7 earthquake, according to Caltech.

Residents in the area were asked by police to remain indoors after the explosion. That shelter-in-place order has ...

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