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Inventory of the Records of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
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Series Description


Series 1 After Action Reports 1975-1992

Physical Description: 86 file folders


Arranged alphabetically by After Action Report title.

Scope and Content Note

The After Action Reports include materials related to courses of action taken after the occurrence of a disaster. The reports are titled after the disaster name including Whittier Narrows Earthquake, Cantara Loop Hazardous Materials Incident, Los Angeles Riots, Tropical Storm Kathleen, Loma Prieta Earthquake, Medlfy Eradication, and Humphrey the Humpback Whale. Documents in the series may include Presidential proclamations, Governor Proclamations, Situation Reports, Damage Assessment Reports, and Newspaper Clippings.
Topics include various California earthquakes, hazmat spills, riots, flooding, oil spills, fires, and hurricanes.
For a list of After Action Reports, see Appendix A in Additional Series Information.

Additional Series Information


Series 2 Disaster Files 1983-1988

Physical Description: 36 file folders


Arranged numerically by disaster number.

Scope and Content Note

The Disaster Files consist of materials relating to various California disasters and include documents such as local disaster proclamations, newspaper articles, situation reports, gubernatorial proclamation, water reports, weather reports, and audits. Disaster File topics include wildfires, floods, and winter storms. Notable files include the Whittier Fault Earthquake and the storm of 1986.
Disaster 677: Storm of 1983, 1983 (18ff) Box 4:10-20, Box 5:1-6
Disaster 739: Fires of 1985, 1985 (4ff) Box 5:7-10
Disaster 758: Storm of 1986, 1986 (8ff) Box 5:11-18
Disaster 799: Whittier Fault Earthquake, 1986 (4ff) Box 5:19-20, Box 6:1-2
Disaster 812: Storm of 1988, 1988 (3ff) Box 6:3-5

Series 3 Division Correspondence 1990-2006

Physical Description: 11 file folders


Arranged chronologically by date of correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

The Division Correspondence series contains correspondence pertaining to various disasters that occurred throughout the state. The series contains correspondence within the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and with other federal and state agencies. Much of the correspondence is of the Director of the agency, with most topics pertaining to disaster preparedness and training including the development of the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS). The files contain the correspondence of the agency's director and other high level employees, the Governor of California, and various individuals from other local, state and federal agencies.