Emergency powers, #earthquakeCalifornia; looting: Missouri (worst supertyphoon: Ph Pres not made aware, emergency powers)

The California governor declared a state of emergency a few hours ago in the aftermath of the magnitude 6 earthquake in northern California.

Last week, the Missouri governor declared a state of emergency due to the riots and looting.

      In November, when the strongest typhoon in recorded human history hit the planet and devastated  Tacloban,  the lawyers of the Philippine president forgot that he had emergency powers … (image from the U.S. government geological studies site; a few seconds of music from the movie theme “2012”; both used here non-commercially for academic purposes. This podcast plays automatically — you should be hearing it right about… now…)