This is Episode 27 and today’s is Earthquake Early Warning Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention, Tina Curry talks about Earthquake Early Warning. As the Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention, Tina Curry oversees the Cal OES Earthquake and Tsunami program.
The Cal OES Planning and Preparedness Branch develops and maintains state-level emergency plans and guidance that engage the whole community by using an all-hazards planning process that represents the actual stakeholders from the community, both local and state government leaders, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.
This branch also includes the Earthquake Early Warning Division and Tina explains in this episode the benefits EEW will bring to the state. She also describes where we are in the process of having a functional system, how much it will cost, and how warnings will be delivered to the public.
No one can predict earthquakes, but with science and technology, people can be given enough warning before the shaking begins and that warning could potentially save lives and property.
Wednesday morning, officials from all levels of government, universities and the private sector organizations gathered at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo to discuss plans and continue to develop, brainstorm funding resources and implement the California Earthquake Early Warning System (CEEWS).
“The early warning system is on its way, we’ve accomplished more in the last eight months than … continue reading »