California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Prepare For Future Natural Disasters

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
Credit: Associated Press
Above: Flames consume a structure as the Lilac fire burns in Bonsall, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Last year was one of the most destructive years for natural disasters in the U.S.

In California, wildfires ravaged whole communities in Northern and Southern California, including losses suffered in San Diego County from the Lilac Fire.

Wildfires were followed by this month's devastating mudslides in Santa Barbara County.

RELATED: FEMA Disaster Relief Center Opens To Help Lilac Fire Victims

In response to recent disasters, state lawmakers proposed a number of bills aimed at helping residents escape in time and recover afterward.

Liam Dillon, state politics and policy reporter for the Los Angeles Times, gives us an overview of the proposed legislation Wednesday on Midday Edition.