What To Do If You See A Downed Power LineThe winds in Los Angeles are fierce. Traveling over the enormous Mohave desert, these winds gather speed and blow through the mountains and passes of local LA neighborhoods. Coined the "Santa Ana" winds, they down power lines, exacerbate brush fires, and, generally, make a nuisance for hay fever sufferers everywhere.
Author: Seafloor Faults Off Southern California Coasts Could Be Bigger Threat Than San AndreasThe San Andreas fault may be the villain in Hollywood’s latest blockbuster disaster movie, but geologists say offshore faults pose a bigger threat to California, according to a new study.
Human-Trafficking-Relief Group Aims To Provide Aid To Displaced Children In NepalA local organization that exists to provide aid for children facing challenges in Nepal due to human trafficking has expanded to raise support in a similar fashion for those children impacted by recent earthquakes in the region.
How To Survive An LA EarthquakeIf anyone knows a thing or two about earthquakes, it's the people of Los Angeles. Being prepared for the next big quake comes with the territory.
5 Most Important Contacts To Have During An EmergencyIn the case of an emergency, how quickly can you find the contact numbers you need?
Essential Items For Preparedness KitsWe live in a dangerous world and catastrophes are inevitable. Whether it be a natural disaster like a tornado or man-made like a chemical spill; being prepared for the unexpected can mean the difference between life and death.
A Spring Cleaning ChecklistAfter a long cold winter, people happily welcome the glorious spring weather. Unfortunately the spring season also brings on the tradition of major house cleaning.
Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over A Dozen Areas In USMore than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
Scientists: Nearly Half Of Americans Live In Quake-Prone ZonesScientists say more than 143 million Americans in the Lower 48 states now live in earthquake-prone areas.
Study: More People Could Survive A Tsunami If They Walk FasterAbout 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the U.S. if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.
3.5 Quake Strikes Near Windsor HillsThere are no reports of damage or injury.
Amid Severe Drought, LA County Waterworks Facilities Lose 82K Gallons After Water Pump MalfunctionJust days after Governor Jerry Brown ordered state-wide reductions during one of the worst droughts in the state's history, the Val Verde facilities lost a total of 82,000 gallons following a water pump malfunction.
Small Quakes Hit Santa Clarita Area A series of small earthquakes hit the Santa Clarita area just before 8 a.m. Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey.
Feds Halt Funding For L.A. County Emergency SystemThe federal government has suspended $154 million in funding for a troubled Los Angeles County emergency system and ordered work to stop immediately.
2 Small Quakes Shake Southeast Corner Of Salton SeaA magnitude-4.1 earthquake shook an area near the Salton Sea but there have been no reports of damages or injuries.