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Women walk past fallen trees and destroyed houses in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts: Man, Nature Share Typhoon Tragedy Blame

Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines the nation most vulnerable to killer typhoons, according to several scientific studies.


San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/Getty Images)

San Francisco Taps Local Tech Companies For Crisis Planning Efforts

Crisis planning in San Francisco took a new step on Tuesday with the announcement of a partnership between city government and the growing “sharing economy”.


San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore (SJPD)

San Jose Police Chief Pushes For Broadband Network To Use In Emergencies

San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore has traveled to Washington to lobby Congress to fund the creation of a broadband network specifically for law enforcement and public safety agencies to transfer large amounts of data during an emergency.


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Capitola Still Waits On Disaster Relief From Storms

Capitola has not yet received disaster relief following those large storms in March that led to flash floods. Damage following the March floods is estimated at $17 million, AND Capitola’s emergency reserves are gone following flood repairs.


Japan disaster relief, web sites

Silicon Valley Firms Ramp Up Japan Relief Response

Google, Twitter and other technology companies are finding ways to help following last week’s earthquake in Japan.


'Hereafter' Stops Showing In Japan Due To Tsunami Scenes

‘Hereafter’ Stops Showing In Japan Due To Tsunami Scenes

Clint Eastwood’s film “Hereafter” has been pulled from Japanese theaters in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami…

CBS San Francisco–03/14/2011

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Tsunami Deals New Blow To Struggling Crescent City

Harbor crews are assessing the damage caused by powerful tsunami surges that pounded this northern California port.

KPIX 5–03/13/2011

San Francisco City Hall

Bill Would Help San Francisco Tenants Displaced By Disasters

A San Francisco supervisor is proposing legislation to make it easier for tenants to find housing when they are displaced by a disaster.


A charred car sits in the driveway of a home that was destroyed by fire following a deadly gas main explosion on September 13, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

7th Person Accused Of Posing As San Bruno Blast Victim

A seventh person has been charged with posing as a victim of the San Bruno pipeline explosion to claim disaster aid.

CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

Schwarzenegger Signs Bill To Aid San Bruno Blast Victims

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that provides disaster relief funds to the families and businesses affected by the Sept. 9 San Bruno natural gas explosion and fire.

CBS San Francisco–10/20/2010