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Surviving A House Fire Starts With Closing Your Bedroom Door

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — More than 2,500 people die in house fires in the U.S., according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Firefighters in Pittsburgh just burned down a house to illustrate what steps people can take […]

11/17/2014

Expert Advice On How To Prepare For An Earthquake

A leading earthquake expert offers important tips for sheltering in place and evacuation. Be prepared.

08/07/2014

Top 10 Earthquake Survival Kit Must-Haves

Earthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.

08/07/2014

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FEMA OKs Funding To Help Battle Colby Fire In Glendora

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized funding to help fight the wildfire that’s destroyed two homes in the foothills east of Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/16/2014

Brian Ludmer is recuperating in the hospital. He's visited by Las Virgenes School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Stepenosky.

Teacher Who Survived LAX Shooting Says He Crawled For His Life

A teacher said Tuesday that he crawled to escape a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport and used a sweatshirt as a tourniquet after his leg was shattered during last week’s deadly shooting.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/05/2013

Governor Chris Christie, President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues Attacks

Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.

11/01/2012

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SoCal Sends Help To East Coast In Sandy’s Aftermath

Southern California has sent resources to the East Coast to help with rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/30/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It’s Convenient

When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.

10/30/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

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Technical Difficulties, Mixed Results For First-Ever Nationwide EAS Test

For the first time ever, every American watching TV and listening to the radio anywhere in the U.S. saw or heard the test — or at least that was the plan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/09/2011

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First Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Set For Today

Don’t panic — it’s only a test! The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with emergency tones being broadcast on radio and cable and satellite television systems.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/08/2011

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1st Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test To Take Place Nov. 9

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/03/2011

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Emergency Response Tests Conducted At San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

Emergency and public health workers from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties will take part in a drill to test emergency responses at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, tomorrow.

04/11/2011

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