NATURAL DISASTERS

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The next earthquake is likely to happen when you least expect it. Relatively infrequent events are hard to plan for.  Geologist Lori Dengler advises making preparedness a high priority. Make a habit of checking up on your supplies of water, food, batteries and medical supplies.


Jessica Eden

On this weeks's Charlando Con La Raza, Xochitl and Brenda welcome student activist Melissa Vasquez. The Humboldt Hearts organization raised money for disaster relief in Mexico and Puerto Rico this past fall. Melissa shares her inspiration for community activism.

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The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. 

Geologist Lori Dengler emphasizes "step 2": Make an earthquake or disaster plan.


FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been very busy this year. Lori Dengler discusses disaster declarations and some of the financial considerations for recovery following a catastrophic event.