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Statewide Emergency Alert System Proposed To Help During Wildfires

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California is working on a new statewide emergency alert system to warn people in an emergency, including wildfires. Right now California’s 58 counties have various systems in pla... read more

California Wildfires Reveal Alert System Shortcomings

(TNS) — California’s intensifying wildfires, which have killed at least 50 people since October, have sparked forceful calls by state lawmakers to improve emergency alert systems that the public relie... read more

Wildfire alerts didn’t reach everybody in danger. Gov. Brown is skeptical on changes

Aug. 04--ANDERSON -- California's intensifying wildfires, which have killed at least 50 people since October, have sparked forceful calls by state lawmakers to improve emergency alert systems that the ... read more

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Fires Prompt Another Look at Tech Alerts, Legislation

California's intensifying wildfires ... federal Wireless Emergency Alerts system, they'd have to opt out rather than sign up voluntarily. The proposed legislation has been under discussion since Janua... read more


Carr Fire: White House approves Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Shasta County

the governor also said California needs a statewide emergency alert system. Brown says he is hopeful Trump will issue a so-called Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for California. The declaratio... read more

'No one expected a fire tornado.' Jerry Brown says wildfires are going to get expensive.

During last year's fires, the state spent $773 million, far more than the $427 million initially approved. For the latest updates on Northern California's wildfires, sign up for breaking news alerts . ... read more

Public threat alert bill inspired by Kalamazoo shooting spree passes House

LANSING, MI -- Michigan House legislators voted today in favor of a statewide warning system to help protect residents ... the shooting that called for an emergency alert system. On the night of the r... read more

Flex Alert: Californians asked to conserve electricity during heat wave

tight natural gas supplies in the Southern California area and high wildfire risk, the California Independent System Operator Corporation has issued a statewide Flex Alert. The ISO is calling for volu... read more

Emergency management employee had ‘history of confusing drill and real-world events’

On Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8:07 a.m., a HI-EMA employee mistakenly sent a statewide emergency alert to cell phones ... thought a drill was an actual event. One was during a tsunami test, another for a f... read more

California Wildfires Update: Feds Suspend Rules, Offer Water

“This is an attempt by the Trump administration to side-run environmental protection by pretending it will help fight the wildfires,” Peter ... Committee and would create a statewide emergency alert f... read more

North Bay lawmakers propose mandatory wireless alerts

“What we know is the size and scope of wildfire events in California are getting worse and its become clear there are shortcomings in our emergency alert system ... he said statewide guidelines would ... read more

Napa County wants upgraded emergency warning systems

Napa County is looking to the state for post-wildfire help and to itself to figure out how ... Lake and Mendocino counties asks the state to set statewide standards for emergency alert systems and pro... read more



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