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Los Angeles Travel warnings

US Gulf States - Hurricane Isaac

A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is intensifying and is expected to be named as Hurricane Isaac some time today, almost exactly 7 years after Katrina devastated New Orleans. Forecasters are warning Isaac, a categ

Is The US Violent?

According to a comprehensive study of crime, homicide, gun possession, incarceration rates and police numbers – the US is more ‘peaceful’ now than at any time in the past 20 years. The US Peace Index conducted by

Tips & Trouble in the USA

Hard to believe, but failing to tip properly in the USA could be a safety issue. Arguments over bad tips have been known to come to blows, especially New York’s taxi drivers. Many Americans work for next-to-nothing a

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V-Australia passengers hear explosion from plane on take-off from Los Angeles

about 6 years ago

Alaska Airlines 737 plane hit by a bird at 1,000 feet and was forced to return to Los Angeles (do you read safety card?)

almost 7 years ago

lawmakers to review security at Los Angeles Airport after police group says it's vulnerable to attacks and crimes.

almost 7 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Los Angeles

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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Halloween and Travel Safety in NYC

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