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Hurricane Preparedness

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Top Hurricane Preparedness Articles

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  • Haiti earthquake: Push to send FEMA trailers to Haiti stirs backlash

     
    The trailer industry and lawmakers are pressing the government to send Haiti thousands of potentially formaldehyde-laced trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina — an idea denounced by some as a crass and self-serving attempt to dump inferior...
  • Obama New Orleans town hall: Boos for Bobby Jindal

     
    Full text of president's remarks and his Q&A with local citizens....
  • Bush Is in No Hurry on Katrina Recovery

    WASHINGTON — Almost two months after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and a month after promising in a nationally televised speech to help rebuild the region "quickly," President Bush has settled on a cautious, piecemeal approach that...
  • Business plans shift after Katrina

    Passenger ships were rerouted, and the world's largest cruise line chartered three of its vessels to the federal government after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal areas in three states. The parent company of another cruise line reached out to hundreds...
  • Katrina vs. The Witch

    I know it shouldn't surprise me very much to learn that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as state and local government agencies, have reacted in a slightly different manner to the recent fire disaster in Southern California than their...
  • Letters to the editor

    Put politics above name-calling Re "Willow, weep for us," Opinion, Sept. 14 I have ambivalent support for Joe Queenan's decrying of the breakdown of cultural standards. I too lament the acceptability and even celebration of people attending a...
  • Bold Talk on Quake Safety, Little Action

    In the nine months since Hurricane Katrina renewed worries about California's preparedness for a major earthquake, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has talked passionately about seismic safety. The governor has demanded federal assistance to shore up the...
  • 1,155 homes -- and counting

    1,155 homes -- and counting
    Exhausted and sometimes discouraged, firefighters struggled for a third day Tuesday to wrest control of more than a dozen wildfires in Southern California that threatened such familiar landmarks as the Mt. Palomar Observatory and the resort communities...
  • Southland Not Ready for Disaster

    Despite millions of dollars spent in crisis management drills and dozens of plans to deal with earthquakes and other calamities, Southern California emergency preparedness agencies have done little to plan for mass displacement and destruction across a...
  • California Earthquake Could Be the Next Katrina

    U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones remembers attending an emergency training session in August 2001 with the Federal Emergency Management Agency that discussed the three most likely catastrophes to strike the United States. First on the...
  • Bush tours areas ravaged by fire

    Wrapping his arms around newly homeless victims, greeting grimy firefighters and predicting a "better day ahead," President Bush on Thursday brought a dose of compassion to fire-ravaged Southern California. But in touring by air and foot a region still...