Outside the nearly 2,000 human fatalities from Hurricane Katrina, the disaster displaced or killed hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats and other animals at a time when rescues focused on people and pets were left behind.
Robots in the disaster response competition in California must push buttons, turn valves, cut through a wall and drive a light utility vehicle.
CBS2/KCAL9 political analyst Caroline Heldman says her sister, Kathleen Heldman, was feared dead for two days after the April 25 disaster, which has killed approximately 6,800, according to most recent estimates.
Medical and seismic experts Friday warned residents of the dangers of not being prepared for major earthquakes at home and at work.
Experts say one of the biggest problems with disaster insurance is that people don’t buy enough of it.
More than 280 people remain missing 24 hours after the ship carrying high school students on a field trip to Jeju island began taking in water and sank off the southwestern coast.
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.
Officials from multiple public safety and emergency agencies converged on Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday for a major disaster drill.
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.
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.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge joined emergency and fire officials Thursday to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake.
Gov. Jerry Brown wants Washington to help families and businesses fix damage from last month’s windstorm in Southern California.
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.
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.
Chris Ipsen from the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department visited KCAL 9 Thursday to discuss the importance of emergency preparedness.