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.
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 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.
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.
Google, Twitter and other technology companies are finding ways to help following last week’s earthquake in Japan.
Clint Eastwood’s film “Hereafter” has been pulled from Japanese theaters in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami…
Harbor crews are assessing the damage caused by powerful tsunami surges that pounded this northern California port.
A San Francisco supervisor is proposing legislation to make it easier for tenants to find housing when they are displaced by a disaster.
A seventh person has been charged with posing as a victim of the San Bruno pipeline explosion to claim disaster aid.
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.