By Miriam Raftery
June 20, 2014 (San Diego)--Hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency upgrades made over the past decade helped to minimize losses in last month's devastating wildfires and enable a successful response by the County of San Diego. That’s the conclusion of the After Action Report prepared by County staff and presented to Supervisors this week.
The report cites dramatic improvements made since the 2003 wildfires struck our region, and what additional upgrades could be made as the region braces for what appears to be a severe fire season. It stops short, however, of addressing the biggest gap in coverage for rural residents.