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Southern California Edison crews respond to downed power lines following a wildfire.
Special Reports

For Utility Companies, Disaster Preparation Begins Far in Advance of Emergencies

Utilities serving Santa Barbara County — including SoCal Edison and PG&E — have procedures for preempting and responding to a number of disasters

More News

Behind the Scenes With the Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC)

Listos Teaches Disaster Preparedness with a Spanish Language Curriculum

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Group Ready To Assist Victims of Emergencies

Emergency Preparedness: A Noozhawk Special Report

The Medical Reserve Corps responded during the recent H1N1 virus crisis by holding mass vaccination clinics to prevent Santa Barbara County residents from the swine flu outbreak. The Medical Reserve Corps trains to respond to emergencies.

Medical Reserve Corps Ready To Respond In Santa Barbara County Emergencies

Noozhawk’s Printable Emergency Preparedness Resources Guide

Disabled Face More Challenges in Remaining Safe During Disasters

No matter where you live and the types of risks you face, it is crucial to have supplies and a plan ready.

Surviving Natural Disasters Requires Planning for the Worst

A Santa Barbara County Fire Department water rescue team helps kayakers back to Goleta Beach after winds blew the craft a half-mile offshore last year.

In Preparing for Emergencies, Knowing What You’re Doing Is Key When at Sea

News Releases

Tsunamis: Know Your Risk, Know What to Do

Firefighters battle the 2008 Tea Fire, which destroyed more than 200 homes and structures in Montecito and Santa Barbara.

100-Foot Buffer Zones Key to Keeping Wildfires from Your Home

Volunteers with American Red Cross of Central California-Pacific Coast Chapter responded to the Chimney Fire near Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County in September 2016.

Red Cross, Direct Relief Play Crucial Role in Local Emergency Planning and Response