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AERIAL VIDEO: Northern California’s Super Saturation as Even More Storms Roll into Region

Feb 19, 2017 5:40 pm

Today the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, with a lift by the California National Guard, toured the flooded and super saturated areas of Northern California along the #Sacramento River. Below is raw video from an aerial survey of the conditions of rivers and levees in the greater Sacramento area, heading towards Colusa County.

This was shot from a California National Guard helicopter carrying emergency management officials responsible for coordinating the state’s response to the winter weather impacts. Video shot on Sunday, February 19, 2017 by Cal OES.

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Cal OES & FEMA: Meeting the Need Today, Ready for Tomorrow

Feb 17, 2017 10:22 pm

FEMA is now imbedded at Cal OES headquarters as the two, along with their other state, federal, local and non-governmental partners coordinate response and recovery activity to multiple weather-related incidents. Get an idea of what they’re facing now, and in the coming weeks by watching this short video. Public Information Officer Shawn Boyd reports in the Cal OES News In-Depth story.

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available to California’s Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation Due to Early January Storms

Feb 16, 2017 12:27 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in California following President Trump’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of the severe winter storm that occurred Jan. 3-5, 2017, announced the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

SBA disaster assistance is now available for the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.

“Private nonprofit organizations should contact acting Chief Tamara Scott of the Proclamation and Recovery Planning Division at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services by calling (916) 845-8245 or emailing tamara.scott@caloes.ca.gov to obtain information about applicant briefings,” said Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. “At the briefings, private nonprofit representatives will need to provide information about their organization,” … continue reading »

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February 7th Marks Anniversary of Black Saturday Tragedy

Feb 7, 2017 9:31 am

February 7, 2009 is such a dark date in the minds of Australians they call it Black Saturday. A series of 400 individual brush fires raged across the state of Victoria. Extreme record-breaking temperatures, drought conditions set the stage, followed by winds topping 78 miles per hour fueled the fires. The wildfires destroyed everything in their path, killing 173 people and injuring 414; they seemed unstoppable. It was hell on earth.

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July 6, 2015, California and the … continue reading »

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Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard by Flash Flooding

Jan 24, 2017 11:09 am

Take a long, hard look at the photos in this story. These were posted on social media by two people on the scene of flash flooding that devastated the El Capitan State Beach campground in Santa Barbara County on January 20th. Santa Barbara Fire officials say nearly two dozen people had to be rescued, and luckily no one was killed. KTLA reported that rescues began before 10:30 a.m., when mud, tree branches and debris clogged a creek at El Capitan State Beach and caused runoff to overflow the park’s campground, according to Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason. The flooding inundated tents, yurts and campground buildings and caused a number of cabins and parked cars to float away and eventually become pinned in a pile of debris, according to Eliason.

How do you prepare yourself for … continue reading »

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Cedar Fire Proved Wildfires Still a Threat During Wet Season

Nov 29, 2016 8:49 am

Despite a very wet October and November, California continues to remain in severe drought conditions over much of the state. Therefore, we all need to keep our focus set on conservation. And let’s not forget that wildfire season is really year-round now. As of this posting there are two active fires burning (more info).

So, today we look back at the Cedar Fire, a wildfire that broke out in San Diego County in October of 2003 and burned into November, with full containment coming on November 4th.


By the time it was all said and done, the blaze burned more than 280,000 acres, destroyed 2, 820 buildings which includes 2,232 homes, and killed 15 people. According to CalFIRE the … continue reading »

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California’s Homeland Security Advisor Releases Statement on 9/11 Anniversary

Sep 11, 2016 7:00 am

SACRAMENTO – Today marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and on United Airlines Flight 93.  In light of this deeply significant anniversary for the United States, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and homeland security advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., issued the following statement:

“Today, as we remember the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States of America, targeting the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and United Airlines Flight 93, these events still stand as salient reminders that terrorism remains a threat to our nation and even our state.

Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives and those whose lives have been forever changed by these … continue reading »

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