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A passerby stops to take a picture of damage to the Napa post office following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa County Schools Closed As Earthquake Damage Assessment Is Underway; Kids Not Left Behind

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.

08/25/2014

A damaged building is seen in Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. California's governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Sunday following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that seriously injured three people including a child and ignited fires in the scenic Napa valley wine region. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

State Working With FEMA To Determine Whether Napa Quake Qualifies As National Disaster

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.

08/25/2014

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Congress To Vote On Funding Earthquake Early Warning System For West Coast

Congress is expected to approve $5 million to expand an early earthquake warning system to the entire West Coast.

07/15/2014

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California Earthquake Warning System May Hinge On Private Funding

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.

05/07/2014

A sign on a farm trailer reading 'Food grows where water flows,' hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. Central Valley farmers and farm workers are suffering through the third year of the worsening California drought with extreme water shortages and job losses. The office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts Central Valley farm losses of $325 million to $477 million and total losses for crop production and related business to be between $440 and $644 million. Central Valley is expected to lose 16,200 to 23,700 full-time jobs and food prices are expected to rise nationwide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: California’s Drought Emergency

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.

01/20/2014

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Heat Wave Causes South Bay Officials To Activate Emergency System

It’s the first time the reverse 911 system has been activated due to the hot weather.

07/03/2013

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