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EARTHQUAKES

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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):

WILDFIRES

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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):

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):

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

  • Briceño: Job loss, the Looming Coronavirus Problem

    Many of our nation’s leaders are talking about ways to stem the economic fallout from COVID-19 precautions. We must learn from the lessons of the 2008 Great Recession, when we bailed out corporations but not people. We can’t do that again. This time, America’s families must be front and center.

  • Wagner: In 2019, We Are Going to Kill Deadly Fires with State Funding

    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.

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