Disaster Preparedness

A damaged building is seen in Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. California's governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Sunday following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that seriously injured three people including a child and ignited fires in the scenic Napa valley wine region. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Five Ways To Be Disaster Ready In The Bay Area

It is never too soon to prepare for a disaster. Fortunately, San Francisco Bay Area emergency preparedness resources offer numerous opportunities to plan ahead for disasters or emergencies of any kind.



Lapses Found In San Francisco Emergency Water System

Report: S.F. voters have approved millions of dollars in bond money for an elaborate emergency water system, but the city has failed to spend it properly.



Is San Francisco Prepared For Disaster While The Bay Bridge Is Closed?

Many of San Francisco’s first responders including police, fire, and other emergency personnel live in the East Bay. So what would the city do if disaster were to strike while the Bay Bridge is closed?


Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

ConsumerWatch: Websites To Stay Informed In A Disaster

When disaster strikes, there are numerous ways to stay informed and to keep loved ones notified about your whereabouts.


San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

KCBS In Depth: Disaster Preparedness In San Francisco

An interview with Rob Dudgeon, Deputy Director of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management who leads the Division of Emergency Services, on preparing San Francisco residents for the next major natural disaster.


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$2.5M PG&E Donation Will Fund NorCal Red Cross Disaster Prep Program

The American Red Cross Friday announced a $2.5 million donation from PG&E to fund a disaster preparedness program in towns throughout Northern and Central California.


A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

Keeping San Francisco Firefighters Costs SFFD Disaster Preparedness Funds

There will be no cuts in fire protection in San Francisco this year, despite the city’s budget problems, but the chief said that this also means there won’t be any money to respond to unexpected emergencies.


San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

Earthquakes Top The List Of Fears For Bay Area Residents

As we move into wildfire season, a new poll out finds there’s one natural disaster that Californians fear even more: earthquakes.


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Phil Matier: San Francisco Worried About Computer Crash In An Emergency

The head of San Francisco’s Division of Emergency Services is asking for a full report on an incident last New Year’s Eve during which the department’s computer crashed as a North Beach apartment building burned, leaving 48 people homeless.