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… and Ulcers, and High Blood Pressure, and Some
Have Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Loma Prieta Earthquake, San Francisco Bay Area  1989

Notice the huge number of civilian volunteers doing rescue work in these videos. Because the mayors of the Bay Cities recognized the value of these heroic civilian volunteers during this disaster in which the first responders were immediately totally overwhelmed, shortly after this earthquake San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley implemented the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program that had recently been developed by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

1991 Oakland Firestorm in Claremont Canyon

The Oakland Firestorm of 1991 was a large urban fire that occurred on the hillsides of northern Oakland, California, and southeastern Berkeley on Sunday October 20, 1991, two years after the Loma Prieta earthquake. The fire has also been called the Oakland hills firestorm, the East Bay Hills Fire, and the Tunnel Fire (because of its origin above the west portal of the Caldecott Tunnel) in Oakland. The fire ultimately killed 25 people and injured 150 others. The 1,520 acres (6.2 km˛) destroyed included 3,354 single-family dwellings and 437 apartment and condominium units. The economic loss has been estimated at $1.5 billion. [More …]

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