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FEMA PrepTalks in Santa Rosa emphasizes individual need for disaster preparation

He was among the first county officials in the aftermath of the 2017 fires to admit that the county’s emergency warning system had failed to alert ... we can solve the problem and help save more lives ... 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

New York measles outbreak spreads to more counties

The measles outbreak in New York has spread to two more counties. Health officials say cases have been confirmed in Westchester and Sullivan Counties following the spike in infections in Rockland ... read more

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With hurricanes, wildfires, evacuation orders fall short

It’s a problem Florida officials ... with county governments deciding when to tell people to flee. California’s new guidance urges communities to rely on a federal warning system, which ... 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 ... read more

Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren’t

Our people knew what to do, and it did save lives.” Counter-intuitive as it ... But some emergency officials say fires are too unpredictable for that. Evacuation areas depend on the fire itself ... read more

Opioid antidote saves lives, but overdose survivors still need help

Dr. Lewis Nelson, professor and chairman of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, recently told a group of reporters in Chicago there are two main reasons naloxone is not saving as ... read more

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

After three months of enduring frequent computer crashes and glitches, New ... warning and the map screen goes blank or fails to provide proper directions. Dispatchers say they have had difficulty ... read more

In the wake of deadly wildfires, California needs a reliable emergency alert system to save lives

Disasters have revealed that the state’s emergency warning systems, which are generally ... Alerts alone won’t save lives. Even if every resident of Paradise had received the first official ... read more

Apple and IBM say big data will save lives

Here are some of the many ways in which big data and connected devices can save or improve lives and healthcare ... of an attack would be when their health monitoring system detects early warning ... read more

Rep. Jeff Leach's wife, a sexual assault victim, shares story; red-light camera ban clears hurdle; Beto O'Rourke's rap

The new Dallas County district attorney has announced a policy that ... Texas checks more often, using an automated system that critics say lead to kids losing coverage even though they're still ... read more



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