Emergency management

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

LAFD Chief Brian Cummings steps down

LA’s fire chief is out of a job. Brian Cummings will step down at the end of the month after nagging criticism about department response times. Phil and Penny spoke with Dr. Fernando Guerra, who […]

10/11/2013

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Ways to help the victims of the Moore, Okla. tornado

American Red Cross The American Red Cross is operating shelters and delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. The organization has a website called Safe and Well to help loved ones find each other. Text […]

05/22/2013

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Thunder star Kevin Durant makes $1M tornado pledge; how you can help

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation. The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that the gift from The Durant Family Foundation […]

05/21/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers inaugural address during 57th inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol building, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Official: turnout above 800K, maybe 1M

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inauguration planning official says turnout was “definitely above 800,000″ and possibly up to one million people.

01/21/2013

Northridge Meadows Apartments Jan. 17 1994

Northridge Earthquake 19 Years Later

Today is the anniversary of the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake. Local officials are using this day to urge you to prepare for a natural disaster. The magnitude-6.7 quake occurred at 4:31 a.m. 19 years ago today […]

01/17/2013

New technology could reducer first responder risk | VIDEO

Scientists at MIT have developed mapping technology that can help first responders create a more accurate image of a disaster scenes. They say the computer generated maps could save lives by highlighting potential dangers to […]

11/12/2012

Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Ahead of Thursday’s annual statewide earthquake drill, city officials today urged Angelenos to add “OK” and “HELP” signs to their readiness kits. Residents should put the signs in their windows after […]

10/16/2012

Fair in Torrance focuses on animal disaster prep

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) – Pets and service animals are important members of many families but are sometimes overlooked when planning for emergencies. Several agencies have joined forces to fix that on Tuesday at 10 a.m. […]

10/15/2012

Angelenos urged to add "OK" and "HELP" signs to readiness kits

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Ahead of Thursday’s annual statewide earthquake drill, city officials today urged Angelenos to add “OK” and “HELP” signs to their readiness kits. Residents should put the signs in their windows after […]

10/15/2012

No funding hiccups anticipated on disaster aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill are likely to ensure a smooth flow of disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Congressional aides are working quietly on a six-month government funding bill […]

09/04/2012

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