6 Ingenious Earthquake Safety Tools To Emerge 1 Year After Napa QuakeFrom early warning systems that provide a 30-second countdown to robots that search for heartbeats above the rubble, here are six of the most innovative tools changing the way we think about earthquake safety.
Residents Of Central Valley Farm Community Lose Water As Surrounding Orchards BloomFamilies in one Central Valley farming community are coping with a lack of running water as the drought deepens and their remaining wells run dry.
Five Ways To Be Disaster Ready In The Bay AreaIt 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.
North Bay Residents Have Until Monday To Apply For Quake Disaster AssistanceResidents and businesses in Napa and Solano counties who had damage or losses from the August earthquake have until Monday to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Bay Area School Teaches Lessons In Escaping From A KidnapperSome experts estimate a person can be bound, blindfolded, thrown into the back of a car and taken away, all in less than a minute. How would you get out of that kind of situation? If you can’t answer that question, you may need Eric Michaud.
Martinez Animal Shelter Recognized For Disaster Relief Program That Meets Federal Guidelines An animal shelter program in Contra Costa County is getting recognition from supervisors in Martinez for their preparedness in the event of a disaster.
Strong Quake In Southern China Topples Thousands Of Homes, 367 DeadA strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday,killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800.
Feds Probe Claim Of Near-Miss Between Passenger Jets; Could Have Been Worst-Ever Air DisasterThe Federal Aviation Administration is checking the story of a writer who claims his flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles was nearly involved in a mid-air collision with another passenger jet last month.
American Climber Survives Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest; Shares Photos Of AftermathKCBS has obtained photos from an American who was on the mountain when the deadly avalanche happened Friday. At least 12 of the guides were killed, and four others are missing. Several more were hurt.
Experts: Man, Nature Share Typhoon Tragedy BlameGeography, 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 Taps Local Tech Companies For Crisis Planning EffortsCrisis 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 Pushes For Broadband Network To Use In EmergenciesSan 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.