Office Of Emergency Services
As more and more Bakken crude oil is expected to be transported by railroad through the Bay Area, officials want to implement emergency plans in case of a derailment. But those plans are stalling out.
Rising storm costs are forcing some Northern California counties, including two in the Bay Area, to turn to the state for help as they declare local states of emergency.
There have been three emergency declarations as a result of the Sunday morning’s earthquake that shook wine country. The state’s Office of Emergency Services is working with FEMA to assess damage and school’s are closed, but kids haven’t been left behind.
While there have been three emergency declarations as a result of the earthquake from the city and county of Napa and Gov. Brown, work is underway now to determine whether it rises to the level of a “national” disaster.
Congress is expected to approve $5 million to expand an early earthquake warning system to the entire West Coast.
Depending on how close to the epicenter of an earthquake you are, you could get more than a minute warning if California can find the funding for a new early warnings system.
Our weekly In Depth segment covers the drought declaration in the State of California and how the state deals with distribution of water in emergency situations.
It’s the first time the reverse 911 system has been activated due to the hot weather.