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How California Governments Respond to Disasters


California is prone to various types of disasters, such as fires, floods, and earthquakes. In some cases, these disasters can be devastating to local communities and can overwhelm their capacity to respond and recover. When this occurs, other local governments, the state government, and the federal government provide various types of assistance. Below is a collection of posts that discuss some of the most common types of disasters in California and the state’s system for helping local communities respond to and recover from these disasters.