Disaster planning and response

Jessica Tovar, right, speaks at a rally before a California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. California regulators have approved a measure allowing Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. to immediately obtain credit and loans while the company is under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 30, 2019 - 5:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge berated Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. on Wednesday, accusing the nation's largest utility of enriching shareholders instead of clearing trees that can fall on its power lines and start fires and making "excuses" to avoid turning off electricity when fire risk is...
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People stand around a car that was overturned by a tornado in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 28, 2019 - 9:39 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Cuba's deadly weather (all times local): 12:21 p.m. Some of the heaviest damage from the rare Havana tornado is in the eastern borough of Guanabacoa, where the apparent twister tore the roof off a shelter for dozens of homeless families. Cubans enduring long waits for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles are parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. U.S. prosecutors are urging a federal judge to work with a court-appointed monitor to determine ways Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can prevent its equipment from starting more wildfires. In a court filing Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said Judge William Alsup should refrain from immediately imposing new requirements on the utility. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 23, 2019 - 5:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Proposals by a U.S. judge to prevent Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing more wildfires would endanger lives, could cost as much as $150 billion and would interfere with the work of federal and state regulators, the utility said Wednesday in a court filing...
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Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, back, directs his players in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 21, 2019 - 4:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period,...
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Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, back, directs his players in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 21, 2019 - 2:51 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1994 file photo, Interstate 10, the Santa Monica Freeway, split and collapsed over La Cienega Boulevard following the Northridge quake in the predawn hours in Los Angeles. Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
January 16, 2019 - 9:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. A look back at the damage, deaths and developments in seismic safety since the disaster:...
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This image released by NBC shows Jimmy Fallon, host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," left, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, and a member of the cast from the musical "Hamilton," at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fallon will join the cast in a performance of "The Story of Tonight” from the Tony-winning musical which will air on Fallon's show on Tuesday, Jan. 15. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 2:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon said a "Tonight Show" episode taped in Puerto Rico with "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode. "It's a real celebration of Puerto Rico," Fallon told The Associated Press of Tuesday's episode of the NBC...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a roundtable on immigration and border security at U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station, during a visit to the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2019 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers expressed optimism Friday that the Trump administration would spare billions of dollars in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico as they search for money to build the president's promised border wall...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, utility crews repair overhead lines along the Pacific Coast Highway just west of Malibu, Calif., where the Woolsey Fire burned down from the Santa Monica Mountains to the water's edge at Leo Carrillo State Beach. To prevent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit, a U.S. judge proposed Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)
January 09, 2019 - 7:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — To prevent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit, a U.S. judge proposed Wednesday. Judge William Alsup said in a court...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, as California Gov. Jerry Brown listens during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the Camp wildfire in Paradise, Calif. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold Federal Emergency Management Agency money to help California cope with wildfires if the state doesn't improve its forest management practices. Trump tweeted Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that California gets billions of dollars for fires that could have been prevented with better management. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 09, 2019 - 1:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management. Trump again suggested poor forest management is to blame for California'...
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