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Flames and smoke from a fire in the Oakland Hills as seen from Chopper 5, July 17, 2014. CBS)

Residents In East Bay Hills Dread Fire Danger Amid Rising Temperatures, Dry Winds

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.

09/30/2014

(Madera County Sheriff)

Hundreds Flee Wildfires Near Sierra Nevada Foothills, Over 400 Homes Threatened

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.

09/15/2014

A pedestrian walks by a mobile home that shifted off of its foundation at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Declares Napa Earthquake Major Disaster, Opens Door For Federal Funds

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state.

09/11/2014

A pedestrian walks by a mobile home that shifted off of its foundation at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

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