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County officials say new warning systems will save lives

As the one year anniversary of the Thomas Fire and Montecito mud flows approach, emergency responders and government officials are attempting to assure the public that they will receive proper warning ... read more

As California wildfires force evacuations, lawmakers hope new alert system will save lives

The Butte County Sheriff's Office initially ... the country is going to leave officials and disaster experts with no other choice but to continue making improvements to the notification system. "The w... read more

Earthquake Early Warning Systems Save Lives. So Why Don't We Have One?

Just a few seconds of warning could prevent millions in financial losses or even an environmental disaster like Fukushima—and it could potentially save thousands of lives ... early warning system that ... read more

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Officials seek to expand emergency notifications

As massive, destructive wildfires rage in Northern and Southern California, officials are calling for an expansion of its emergency alert system in an effort to equip more San Mateo County residents . ... read more


Early earthquake warning system is operational

Officials say that cell phone technology is ... Limitations aside, this new system will have false alarms and tweaking, but vital seconds of warning could immediately save lives, and prevent injury fo... read more

Quake early warning system could save lives. But it's stalled over money dispute

Congress and President Obama have kicked in about half the annual $16-million cost to operate the system. But federal elected officials say ... save lives with the system." Across the West Coast, the ... read more

Officials: Will County's new 911 system plagued with problems

After three months of enduring frequent computer crashes and glitches, New Lenox Fire Chief Steve Engledow has "had enough" and is urging the Will County 911 board to "dump" the recently upgraded 911 ... read more

Woolsey Fire: 2 Killed, 83,000 Acres Charred

A Red Flag Warning remained ... law enforcement and fire officials as well as politicians expressed concern about the return of Santa Ana winds. Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenson said ... read more

Tornado warnings helped save lives in Midwest

In south central Kansas, Sedgwick County Emergency Management ... but emergency officials say that can be one of the least reliable methods, especially when a tornado hits at night. "An outdoor warnin... read more

The Daily 202: Liberals look for leverage in House leadership elections

Kelly is fighting Nielsen’s pending dismissal and attempting to postpone it, aides say. But Kelly’s future in the administration also is shaky, according to three White House officials ... should heed ... read more

Sarasota County emergency radio system tab: $19.5 million

Government officials say emergency radio helps save lives ... County commissioners approved spending up to $19.5 million Tuesday on a “state of the art” emergency radio system, with their current tech... read more

Earthquake warning system will come with some false alarms and missed alerts

Even a warning time of a few seconds can save lives, allowing utilities to turn off large high-pressure fuel lines, doctors to stop surgeries, transit agencies to slow trains and schoolchildren to she... read more



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