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Southern Fire Reminds Residents to Take Action Before Fire Strikes

| 3:11 PM

The Southern Fire that forced evacuations in the Anza Borrego Desert over the weekend came at the start of “Wildfire Preparedness Week” and underscores the messages of the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services and CAL Fire/San Diego County Fire to take hands-on action to be ready for wildfires.

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Earthquake Preparedness Month Reminds Residents: “Don’t Get Caught Off Guard”

| 12:31 PM

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month in California, and the County of San Diego’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) are reminding residents to “not get caught off guard” and have a plan for how to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake.

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County Fire Starts New Year with New Name

| 8:50 AM

The year 2021 will mean a new name for the San Diego County Fire Authority as the organization has been recently renamed the San Diego County Fire Protection District.

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Continued FEMA Rental Assistance May be Available for Valley Fire Survivors

| 11:21 AM

Survivors of the September Valley Fire who are currently receiving Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rental assistance for temporary housing as part of the Individuals and Households Program may be able to extend their current benefits into the new year.