The Bay Area is about to be rolled over by an October heat wave and blown dry by the infamous Diablo winds creating the conditions for extreme fire danger. That has many in the East Bay hills nervous as some residents say they have been waiting for federal money for years to remove combustible eucalyptus trees in the area.
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state.
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.
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.
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.
A leading earthquake expert offers important tips for sheltering in place and evacuation. Be prepared.
Earthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.
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.
The early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.