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Cal Fire Burns Through Annual Funding Ahead Of Peak Wildfire Season

Despite the peak months of the 2014 wildfire season still to come, Cal Fire has already burned through its budget for fighting major fires.

09/30/2014

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LA To Study ‘Next Generation 911′ To Allow Text Messaging, Photos

If you’ve ever wanted to use text messaging in an emergency, the city of Los Angeles could be taking one step closer to making that a reality.

09/19/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Planning

In the case of a major emergency, there are things you can do to be prepared.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Volcano

Hardly a day goes by when Southern Californians don’t wonder if we’re ready for the anticipated “Big One”.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Preppers

It’s important that we’re all prepared in the case of an emergency.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Politicians

When emergencies strike, we often turn to elected officials for financial relief.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Emergency Disease

It will soon be flu season.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Pet Prep

For many people, pets are part of the family, so don’t forget about preparing them for an emergency.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Bioterrorism

As much as we fear natural disasters like earthquakes, fires or mudslides, it is a man-made disaster – bioterrorism – that can be particularly cruel.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Landlines

The popularity of cell phones means more and more people are getting rid of their landlines.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Emergency Communication

Thirteen years after 9/11 showed the need for better communication among various first responders, it still hasn’t happened.

09/18/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Radiation

There was a time when most big cities had fallout shelters for radiation. Not any more.

09/18/2014

The March 11, 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami caused significant damage to ships and docks within Crescent City Harbor in California. A number of ships were sunk within the harbor. Because of extensive sedimentation and potential contaminated debris within the harbor, recovery efforts took over a year. (Photo credit: Rick Wilson, California Geological Survey)

KNX Ready Or Not: Tsunami

Living in earthquake country within the Pacific Ring of Fire means we’re at risk of a tsunami.

09/18/2014

Simon Lunsford, 9, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain inside Grand Park during a major heat wave in Southern California on June 28, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

KNX Ready Or Not: Heat

We’ve been experiencing dangerously hot weather.

09/18/2014

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Special Report: Why You’re NOT Ready for Disaster

Ready or Not? Sounds like a children’s game. But it’s not. In fact, whether you are ready or not when a major disaster hits, can make the difference between life and death.

09/12/2014

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