Category: Brug enforcement

50 years after the San Fernando-Sylmar earthquake, aging dams face new peril: extreme weather conditions

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. It was a heartbreaking vision of the vulnerability of aging California dams – crews working feverishly to put sandbags and drain the lower San Fernando reservoir, […]

FEMA’s New National Risk Index Provides Data Assessment Capability

FEMA has released a new National Risk Index that helps state and local jurisdictions prepare for and mitigate natural disasters. The index provides standardized risk data for mitigation planning and an overview of 18 different risk factors. It is a free downloadable database that any jurisdiction can use due to its flexibility and scalability. “Unlike […]

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