Photo by Heidi WaltersPreparing for a big disaster isn’t just the government’s job, says Dan Larkin. It’s everybody’s. Because, he says, in the first few days after the Big One — a 9.0 local earthquake, say, followed by a tsunami — “Uncle Sugar ain’t going to be there to help you.”
Photo courtesy of Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Groupa King Salmon Tsunami-Ready declaration at the Board of Supervisors chambers in 2011. From left to right: Allison Talbot (Pacific Gas & Electric), Troy Nicolini (National Weather Service), Kevin Miller (California Office of Emergency Services), Roberto Arroyo (PG&E), Rick Wilson (California Geological Survey), Kathy Moley (Pacific Watershed Associates) and Dan Larkin (Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services).
File PhotoCarolyn Crnich scans ballots for the first-of-its-kind Humboldt county election transparency project.
file photoGallegos at press conference after the 2006 shooting of Christopher Burgess by Eureka police.
File photofearing his employees’ workload was unsustainable, Parris recommended his office be consolidated