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6.0 Earthquake Rattles Northern California

FEMA Inspectors Make No Aid Guarantees After Assessing Napa Quake Damage

Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency looked at the damage from Sunday’s quake in Napa. Aid could start flowing, but it may take a while.

08/28/2014

KCBS Instagram Feed After Napa Earthquake

Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.

08/25/2014

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FEMA Workers Already In Hawaii To Assist As Tropical Storm Iselle Reaches Land

Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall Friday in the Hawaiian Islands with Hurricane Julio still approaching. FEMA personnel is already in place to assist with whatever relief efforts may be necessary.

08/08/2014

Expert Advice On How To Prepare For An Earthquake

A leading earthquake expert offers important tips for sheltering in place and evacuation. Be prepared.

08/07/2014

Top 10 Earthquake Survival Kit Must-Haves

Earthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.

08/07/2014

In this handout from the Washington State Patrol, People examine debris after a mudslide March 22, 2014 in Snohomish County, Washington. According to reports, 18 people are still missing after a mudslide killed three and injured another eight. The mudslide is said to measure a square mile and 15 feet deep in places. (Photo by Washington State Patrol via Getty Images)

California Search Teams Headed To Deadly Washington Mudslide Disaster

Gov. Brown has directed the California Office of Emergency Services to deploy specialists to assist in the response and recovery efforts at the scene of the devastating mudslide in Washington State.

03/25/2014

A DC-10 fire tanker, capable of carrying up to 12,000 gallons of fire retardant, makes a drop along the lines of the Crown Fire northeast of Los Angeles on Friday, July 30, 2010. (CBS)

California Firefighting Aircraft Ready To Battle Wildfires Weeks Ahead Of Normal

The early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.

05/03/2013

Governor Chris Christie, President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues Attacks

Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.

11/01/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It’s Convenient

When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.

10/30/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

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