DISASTERS

  • OC Disaster Alert System Lags

    An Orange County grand jury took a look at how OC disaster alert systems work earlier this year. They weren’t impressed. County and city officials are falling behind in making the recommended improvements.

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Voice of OC has built this page to offer more than just news stories. This page also offers live data on quakes and fires, metadata that helps tell the full story behind natural disasters, easy to understand guides on preparedness and an opinion section open to the community.
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EARTHQUAKES

VOICE OF OC:

LIVE QUAKE MAP
WHAT TO DO BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
FAULTS
QUAKE HISTORY

OTHER WEBSITES:

107.9 KWVE (O.C. RADIO STATION FOR ALERTS)
LIVE SEISMOGRAMS
NATIONAL TSUNAMI CENTER
RED CROSS AID
DIAL 211

RECENT EARTHQUAKES (CALTECH):

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WILDFIRES

VOICE OF OC:

LIVE WILDFIRE MAP
WHAT TO DO BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
HISTORICAL WILDFIRES

OTHER WEBSITES:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FIRE OUTLOOK
COUNTY ALERTS (Text AlertOC to 888777)
OC FIRE AUTHORITY INFORMATION OFFICER
107.9 KWVE (O.C. RADIO STATION FOR ALERTS)
RED CROSS AID
DIAL 211

LATEST MESSAGES (CAL FIRE):

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WEATHER & INFRASTRUCTURE

OTHER WEBSITES:

CURRENT WEATHER THREATS
CURRENT O.C. RADAR
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRECIPITATION
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT WATCH
CURRENT EDISON POWER OUTAGES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS (REPORT LEAK: 1-800-427-2200)

ACTIVE O.C. WEATHER ALERTS (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE):

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DISASTER-RELATED NEWS

NORBERTO SANTANA, JR. COLUMNS

  • Santana: We Are Not Ready

    This weekend’s earthquake, centered in the community of Ridgecrest, is a stark reminder that we are all behind in terms of being ready for the big quake. Voice of OC has been working on a disaster page project this summer, with the aim of providing readers with solid coverage and resources on disaster prep and response across Orange County. Help us source and fund the page.

  • Santana: Can the Red Cross Handle Disaster Response in OC?

    When they review their contract with the Red Cross Tuesday, county supervisors will get a chance to confirm the budgets, staff and volunteers the charity has in place in Orange County for large disasters.

OPINION

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PRESS RELEASES

  • 8th Annual South County Disaster Preparedness Expo hosted by Supervisor Lisa Bartlett

     Press Releases Voice of OC posts press releases as a way of providing readers with information directly from businesses, cities, county and state agencies, political organizations and nonprofits. We do not edit or rewrite press releases. We allow readers to comment on releases, and we encourage readers to contact the originator of a given release […]

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