Kate Hutton

City of Los Angeles' Emergency Management Department

Guest

Public information officer for the City of Los Angeles' Emergency Management Department and Staff seismologist at Caltech Seismological Laboratory

Kate Hutton on KCRW

After going offshore, Tropical Storm Harvey is now poised to return to Houston. Residents near two dams have been told to evacuate, as officials release water from them.

Why Houston wasn't prepared for Harvey, and what could happen in LA

After going offshore, Tropical Storm Harvey is now poised to return to Houston. Residents near two dams have been told to evacuate, as officials release water from them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Federal, state and local agencies are reminding home owners there's not much time until January, when massive storms are predicted from the El Niño condition in the Pacific Ocean.

It's "All Hands on Deck" for El Niño

Federal, state and local agencies are reminding home owners there's not much time until January, when massive storms are predicted from the El Niño condition in the Pacific Ocean.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Friday's  5.1 magnitude earthquake  was centered in northern Orange County and strong enough to cause a landslide, break water mains and damage buildings.

Another Reminder for Earthquake Country

Friday's 5.1 magnitude earthquake was centered in northern Orange County and strong enough to cause a landslide, break water mains and damage buildings.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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