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Disaster

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George Clooney On Philippine Typhoon: ‘Terrible’

The mounting death toll in the Philippines weighed heavily on the minds of George Clooney and Idris Elba, honored at the Britannia Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.

11/10/2013

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Multiple Agencies Simulate Major Disaster At LAX

Officials from multiple public safety and emergency agencies converged on Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday for a major disaster drill.

04/24/2013

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Residents Urged To Prep For ‘Two Weeks On Your Own’ On Quake Anny

Fire officials are urging residents in the Southland to use the anniversary of the Tokyo earthquake and tsunami to prepare for the next major disaster here at home.

03/11/2013

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The Crisis In Waiting: How Prepared Are We For A Natural Disaster?

Months after Super Storm Sandy devastated parts of the New York tri-state area, an examination of Southern California’s ability to weather such a natural disaster raises some disturbing questions.

02/07/2013

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake that struck Northridge on Jan. 17, 1994,  killed of 57 people,  injured over 8,700 more, and caused an estimated $20 billion in damage, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. (CBS)

LA Marks 19th Anniversary Of Northridge Quake

Councilmember Tom LaBonge joined emergency and fire officials Thursday to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake.

01/17/2013

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Gov. Brown Seeks Disaster Loans For SoCal Windstorm Cleanup

Gov. Jerry Brown wants Washington to help families and businesses fix damage from last month’s windstorm in Southern California.

12/15/2011

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CDC: Preparing For A Disaster Like Preparing For Zombie Attack

The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention wants the public to be ready in case of a zombie attack. The idea is that getting ready for zombies is the sort of preparedness needed to survive a disaster or sudden epidemic.

05/20/2011

Tons of fish were found dead in Redondo Beach Harbor.(credit: CBS)

Road Krill? Thousands Of Dead Sardines Spill On The 215 In Colton

A natural disaster became a man-made disaster Friday when thousands of dead sardines that perished in a huge, unexplained die-off spilled onto a Southern California freeway as they were being hauled to a composting center.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2011

Emergency Prepardeness

Hey, LA! Make Sure You’re Prepared For An Emergency

Chris Ipsen from the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department visited KCAL 9 Thursday to discuss the importance of emergency preparedness.

09/22/2010