The agreement, proposed by the Laguna Beach Wildfire Mitigation and Fire Safety Subcommittee, will authorize sharing of emergency management personnel, facilities, operational functions, and technology during significant events.
WEATHER & INFRASTRUCTURE
ACTIVE O.C. WEATHER ALERTS (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE):
Some Trabuco Canyon and Rancho Santa Margarita homeowners recently took to social media, shocked when their insurance companies raised prices and dropped customers following the 2018 California wildfires, leaving them scrambling to find alternative insurance options to protect their properties.
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.
NORBERTO SANTANA, JR. COLUMNS
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.
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.
Orange County Third District Supervisor Don Wagner writes that fire season is fast approaching and fire safety is a top priority, detailing recent safety measures the County is implementing.
Longtime Yorba Linda resident Sharon Rehmeyer has spent her career educating young students. In retirement she is now trying to educate decision makers as to the danger of building houses in a fire zone coupled with access issues.
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