Read more about Cal OES Prepositions Firefighting Resources, Personnel in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Riverside Counties as Potential Red Flag Warnings Exist

With strong Santa Ana winds and a potential for Red Flag Warnings existing throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical firefighting resources...
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The world of shopping truly has gone from brick and mortar to cyberspace. As more Californians go online to buy their items – especially for Cyber Monday – they are potentially putting their financial lives at risk. So, with that in mind, the California Governor’s...
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Fire Rubble from Dixie Fire Read more about PODCAST #89: Teams Race Rain to Mitigate Toxic Debris Flows, Advance Dixie Fire Recovery

In this episode (#89) we talk with Jerry Sipe, recovery manager for Dixie and Beckwourth Complex Fires in Plumas County. He talks about how the utter devastation in Greenville, a town of about 1,100 in Plumas County, has left a debris field from one end to the other,...
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The Dixie Fire was a tough one. It started on July 13, 2021, and is still burning (as of this post on Oct. 12) on the Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and in five counties: Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama. It has...
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Dr. Satoru Nishikawa Read more about PODCAST #87: California and Japan Share a History of Natural Disaster Assistance, Research Collaboration to Save Lives

In this episode (#87) we talk with an expert on disaster mitigation. He is Professor Satoru Nishikawa, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.  We had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Nishikawa about the topics that connect Japan and...
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