ABC7News: Facility opens in East Bay that could prove critical in big emergencies, December 13, 2018
Earthquakes in the Bay Area are a question of "when" not "if," and Thursday, officials christened a new facility in the East Bay that could prove critical in the movement of resources and people in a big emergency-- like a major earthquake.
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It's been nearly 30 years in the making, but the new Water Emergency Transportation Authority operations facility at Alameda Point is now a reality.
The idea for the WETA center grew out of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, when a section of the Bay Bridge collapsed, cutting off San Francisco, from the East Bay.