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Cold Snap, Wildfires, Earthquakes: How Prepared Is San Diego?

Evening Edition

Aired 1/7/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Holly Crawford, Director, San Diego County Office of Emergency Services

Jeff Murdock, City of Carlsbad, Coordinator, Community Emergency Response Team, CERT


The central and eastern parts of the U.S. are currently enduring a weather emergency. Extreme cold and heavy snowfall are causing potential life-threatening conditions in several areas. Luckily, San Diegans don't have to worry about frostbite and frozen roads, but we have our own emergencies to prepare for such as earthquakes and wildfires. So, are San Diegans prepared?

SD Emergency app

This week, a group of volunteers are gathering in Carlsbad for emergency response training in the event of a small or large-scale emergency. CERT is a program offered in a number of cities across the county.

CERT Team Info

Contact numbers for Community Emergency Response Teams in San Diego County.

Meanwhile, the County of San Diego County has updated its emergency application to help San Diegans prepare for the next emergency and to get up-to-date information when the next disaster strikes.


San Diego County Emergency Mobile App

County authorities said the upgraded app for Apple and Android mobile devices will have more features for emergency planning.

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