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Vehicles Remain a Top Cause of Local Wildfires

| 1:35 PM

Wildfires are the biggest disaster risk San Diegans regularly face, and most are caused by people in some way. In fact, vehicle-related fires are in the top two causes of wildfires in the County.

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Smoldering vehicle following a wildfire.

Board Waives Rebuilding, Records Fees After July 2018 Wildfires Destruction

| 3:32 PM

Residents who lost their homes in the July 2018 Wildfires will not need to pay for rebuilding permits or for vital records replacement, after the County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to waive those fees.

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VIDEO: Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

| 3:58 PM

Natural disasters can happen at any time and you may only have minutes to evacuate. It’s important to have a plan and to make sure you practice it at least twice a year with the entire family.

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Partner Network Relays Disaster Information to Vulnerable Communities

| 8:15 AM

In a local emergency, people who don’t speak English or Spanish may not understand urgent information put out by government agencies and media. This is a challenge faced by public health departments and local emergency managers throughout the country, but San Diego County is trying out a solution by partnering with a broad network of trusted community organizations.