Radio reception for emergency responders is very spotty along Highway 1. That posed a big problem for public safety entities and organizers of the Big Sur Marathon, which ran again Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Jeffrey Howell is an assistant chief with Cal OES Telecommunications, Region II, and he, along with many others Cal OES staff and volunteers, helped keep lines of communications open during the Big Sur International Marathon at the end of April. Jeff says “…after the Boston Marathon bombing a group of Public Safety Agencies got together to discuss possible threats to the marathon that was due to follow that same year. Cal OES AC Law Chief Greg Smith happened to be among those that discussed the threats. Greg immediately thought of getting Cal OES Emergency Communications involved and made me his first call … continue reading »
U.S. Small Business Administration to open additional Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Big Sur to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred Feb. 1-25, 2017. It will be open two days only beginning 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
This week (March 27 – 31) is Tsunami Preparedness Week in California. Whether you live along the coast, have family and friends there, or just visit on occasion, it’s important to know what the hazards are and how to keep you and your family safe. Cal OES has put together an OES News In-depth report to shed a little light on tsunami safety and to show you some of the latest “ground breaking” research that’s gone into understanding the connection between earthquakes and tsunamis.
Emily Brodsky Explains How to Take the Temperature of an Undersea Fault
Thorne Lay on Big Sur Concern
Thorne Lay … continue reading »