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California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Prepare For Future Natural Disasters

Flames consume a structure as the Lilac fire burns in Bonsall, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
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Flames consume a structure as the Lilac fire burns in Bonsall, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Prepare For Future Natural Disasters
California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Prepare For Future Natural Disasters GUEST: Liam Dillon, state politics and policy reporter, Los Angeles Times

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.

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