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Bakersfield is a city in Southern California, United States near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County. The city is 110 mi (180 km) north of Los Angeles and about the same distance south of Fresno. It is an inland city about 135 mi (217 km) east of Pismo Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Bakersfield’s population is around 375,000, making it the 9th largest city in California and the 52nd largest city in the United States. The city is also the county seat for Kern County, which encompasses the entire MSA and is the third largest county in California by area. The total Bakersfield inner urban area, which includes East Bakersfield and Rosedale, has a population of about 464,000.
Bakersfield is in Kern County which is generally considered part of Southern California and shares its southern border with Los Angeles County. However, many residents consider Bakersfield to be more a part of Central California as it is near Kings and Tulare counties and is a hub for agriculture and oil production.
Bakersfield is the focal point of the larger Bakersfield-Delano, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is coextensive with Kern County. In 2010, it had a population of 839,631, making it the 62nd largest metropolitan area in United States
Bakersfield has a very diverse economy. Kern County is the most productive oil producing county, and the fourth most productive agricultural county (by value) in the United States. Other industries include natural gas and other energy extraction, aerospace, mining, petroleum refining, manufacturing, distribution, food processing, and corporate/regional headquarters.
Anaheim was founded by fifty German families in 1857 and incorporated as the second city in Los Angeles County on March 18, 1876. The city developed into an industrial center, producing electronics, aircraft parts and canned fruit. It is the site of the Disneyland Resort, a world-famous grouping of theme parks and hotels which opened in 1955, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center and the Anaheim Convention Center.
The City of Anaheim is renowned for its attractions and theme parks such as Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, Convention Center and Arena, with millions of visitors each year from around the globe. Every five years the city develops a Hazard Mitigation Plan, the most recent plan prepared during 2015, in order to address elements of disaster.
Population and area: 343,000 residents, approximately 16,000 businesses, and over 4,600 acres of parks and open space. The city includes approximately 49.7 square miles.
Major hazards: flood/storm, urban/wildland fires, earthquakes, dam failure, epidemic, high winds/Santa Ana winds, vector issues, and mud/landslides.
– Earthquakes, high winds/Santa Ana winds, and urban/wildland fires are the top three hazards.
The undeveloped land in the Hill and Canyon area located east of the SR-241 is classified as a “Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone” by the Fire Department and is at the greatest risk of fire in the city.
Map of Bakersfield
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Andrea is the Director of Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity for The Walt Disney Company where she oversees an enterprise-wide department that is responsible for all-hazards emergency planning and testing for Disney and its affiliates world-wide.
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