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State will speed up disaster alert plan

The state Office of Emergency Services will speed up implementation of a new system that will immediately alert individual county officials of tsunamis and other potential disasters. The agency’s decision comes after emergency services officials in San Francisco and Sonoma County complained they were not notified quickly enough when the state tsunami alert was issued after Tuesday’s earthquake off the Northern California coast. San Francisco was delayed nearly an hour in activating its emergency plan, which included evacuating people near the shore. Full Story

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