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HOMEOWNERS CAN APPLY FOR UP TO $3,000 IN SEISMIC RETROFIT GRANTS
November 11, 2021
More California homeowners will be eligible for up to $3,000 in seismic retrofit grants through Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB), a program jointly administered by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The grants help offset the cost of seismic retrofits that brace the cripple walls of older homes, when present, and bolt houses to their foundations, making them less vulnerable to earthquake damage. ... read more »
Haiti prosecutor seeks to charge PM in killing, is replaced
September 14, 2021
A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further destabilize a country roiled by turmoil following the assassination and a recent major earthquake. ... read more »
Tropical storm feeds growing anger in quake-stricken Haiti
August 17, 2021
Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt Tuesday to the Haitian government’s response to the deadly weekend earthquake, feeding the growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless. ... read more »
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3.7 Earthquake Shakes South L.A. and Inglewood
April 22, 2020
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 rattled parts of Southern California this morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. ... read more »
Get Ready for the Next Quake—Now!
July 18, 2019
The recent earthquakes in Ridgecrest were a wake-up call for many in the Southland. ... read more »
The Latest: Strong Aftershock Follows California Earthquake
July 4, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Southern California’s strongest earthquake in 20 years (all times local): 7:05 a.m. A vigorous aftershock sequence is following the strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years. ... read more »
Funds for Earthquake Warning App Approved by L.A. City Council
July 5, 2018
The mobile app will be designed to provide advance notice that an earthquake is about to strike through a text or other electronic means ... read more »
Funds for Earthquake Warning App Approved by L.A. City Council Committee
June 21, 2018
The mobile app will be designed to provide advance notice that an earthquake is about to strike through a text or other electronic means. ... read more »
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Haitians sue Trump administration over immigration policy
March 22, 2018
Haitian immigrants are suing President Donald Trump and Homeland Security officials, alleging racism influenced a decision to end a program allowing them to live and work legally in the U.S. after disasters in their home country. ... read more »
Understanding Water Reliability for the New Water Year
October 12, 2017
October marks the start of the 2017-2018 water year, which runs from October to September, and marks the period over which California water agencies measure the year’s precipitation levels. ... read more »
Survive the Disaster: Be Prepared!
September 28, 2017
It seems disaster season has been declared and the one glaring question that should be on everyone’s mind is: Are you prepared for a disaster? ... read more »
Recent Earthquake in Mexico is a Reminder for Los Angeles County Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Earthquakes
September 19, 2017
The County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) wants to remind all County residents and businesses to take the necessary steps now to prepare for earthquakes and other hazards and threats ... read more »
Garcetti Determined to Bring Earthquake Warning System to Fruition
June 1, 2017
An early earthquake warning system for the West Coast will come to fruition, despite President Donald Trump's proposal to cut federal funding for the project. ... read more »
Garcetti Signs Nation’s Toughest Earthquake Safety Rules Into Law
October 15, 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law last week, the nation’s strongest earthquake safety rules, under which property owners in Los Angeles will be required to make seismic retrofits on more than 10,000 older buildings considered vulnerable during major shakers. ... read more »
Disaster Preparation Expo Lures Baseball Fans
October 3, 2015
Beset by frequent wildfires and facing the inevitability of a future major earthquake, Californians need to prepare if they are to become masters of disaster. That message and tips and tools required to help keep communities safe were provided at a September 20 “Preparathon” in Los Angeles, ... read more »
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