Agáchese, Cúbrase, y Agárrese Durante el Simulacro de Terremoto Más Grande del Mundo

Oct 19, 2016 5:17 pm

Casi todo el mundo está propenso a terremotos, especialmente California. ¿Estás preparado? Mañana a las 10:20 a.m. se llevará a cabo el simulacro de terremoto más grande del mundo: El Gran ShakeOut. El Gran ShakeOut es una oportunidad importante para practicar y preparar.

¿Por qué es importante este simulacro de terremoto? ShakeOut nos explica que para reaccionar rápidamente, uno debe practicar frecuentemente porque eso le ayudará a estar listo.

¡Únase a millones de personas y Agáchese, Cúbrase, y Agárrese mañana 20 de Octubre a las 10:20 a.m.!

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ICYMI: Moving Moments at 2016 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

Oct 18, 2016 11:45 am
Photo by: Brad Alexander, Cal OES

Each autumn the California Fire Foundation honors fallen firefighters and their families with the California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony at Capitol Park. It also performs the solemn task of adding new names to the Memorial Wall.  As someone who did not know any firefighters prior to coming to Cal OES in 2014, I hadn’t attended a memorial ceremony.  So when I worked that year’s ceremony, streaming it online, I was impressed and moved.

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As in years past, this year’s ceremony featured a uniformed firefighter procession, honor guard, personal tributes and the presentation of a U.S. flag to the families of those whose names added to the memorial.  The sound of distant Pipes and Drums signaled the beginning of the event, and with … continue reading »

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Loma Prieta Earthquake: 27 years later

Oct 17, 2016 12:40 pm

At 5:04 p.m., just three minutes before the first pitch of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, ABC play-by-play broadcaster Al Michaels and analyst Tim McCarver were voicing a video package of Game 2 highlights when Michaels suddenly interrupted McCarver and uttered these infamous words: “I’ll tell you what, we are having an earthquake…”

His voice trailed off, and the television screen went silent. In that moment, millions of baseball fans waited about 20 seconds before Michaels’ audio returned without video from Candlestick Park in San Francisco. But, for thousands in the Bay Area, the nightmare was only beginning.

Today is the 27-year anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, which caused 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries and an estimated $6 billion in property damage. It was the … continue reading »

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Significant Rain Drops Over Much of Northern California, Be Ready!

Oct 14, 2016 7:31 am

Rain Radar NorCal

The state’s first significant storm system of the fall season is set to arrive late this week and continue into the weekend. Widespread rainfall is most likely to begin over the Northern California and much of the Bay Area late Thursday and Friday. This will be followed by a weaker system of rainfall on Saturday into Sunday. Since our state has not seen significant rain in a long time, flooding possibilities are much higher. Here’s a few key things to remember to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 13, 2016 6:23 pm

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 32.9% of California women and 27.3% of California men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes. Domestic violence is a serious problem and every year, October is observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to bring awareness to the issue and the fight to end it.

The statistics of the lives affected by domestic violence are eye-opening. The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) is the state agency leading the domestic violence awareness month effort and created an infographic to demonstrate just how many lives are affected by domestic violence.



There is another effort to bring awareness to domestic violence and sexual assault: the California Says … continue reading »

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Weather Change Doesn’t Mean Fire Season is Over

Oct 12, 2016 9:09 am
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Weather patterns are beginning to change across California, and that could be a positive indication that early storms are possibly arriving to fight against the state’s historic six-year drought. But, even with rainfall expected to start later this week, that doesn’t mean the fire season is over.

In fact, October is often busiest for fires.

Ripe conditions are still present throughout the state, especially in Southern California. There has been a 27-percent increase of fires this year over a five-year average, consisting of 6,441 fires burning more than 555,000 acres combined.

In 2003, more than 500,000 acres burned in October alone.

As for impending wet weather, a significant pattern change is expected late this week, as a series of wet weather systems move into Northern California, according to … continue reading »

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