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L.A. Emergency Officials Want People To Be Ready In Case Of A Disaster

L.A. Emergency Officials Want People To Be Ready In Case Of A Disaster

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Many people can be affected by disasters big and small.  This includes earthquakes, windstorms and fires.


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Take action to prevent the ones you love by being prepared for an emergency.  Below, emergency personnel have to together a plethora of information designed to help people be prepared and know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Be prepared:

Assemble an emergency supply kit,

Make your emergency plans,

Stay informed,

And get involved in helping your family, your business, and your community be ready for emergencies.

Be prepared for when – not if – the next emergency occurs. How prepared are you? Preparedness is a responsibility we all share. Let’s all do our part. Top priorities are shelter, food, water, and power, but there is a lot more to it.

1. Ready, Set, Go! Los Angeles County Fire Department

http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/SafetyPreparedness/ReadySetGo/home.asp/home.asp

2. Safety Preparedness – Los Angeles County Fire Department

http://fire.lacounty.gov/safetypreparedness/SafetyPreparedness.asphttp://fire.lacounty.gov/safetypreparedness/SafetyPreparedness.asp

3. Learn what to do BEFORE an earthquake, DURING an earthquake, and AFTER an earthquake – Los Angeles County Fire Dept.

http://fire.lacounty.gov/safetypreparedness/safetyprepearthquake.asp

4. Emergency Survival Guide – County of Los Angeles

http://lacoa.org/pdf/emergencysurvivalguide-lowres.pdf

5. Citizens Guide to County Services – Los Angeles County

http://www.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/lac/directory/

http://ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Citizens-Guide-to-County-Services.pdf

6. LA-ESP: At the Los Angeles County Emergency Survival Program’s website, you will find a great selection of useful, lifesaving materials and publications for download to share with your family, community, friends, co-workers and children.

http://www.espfocus.org/

(a direct link to publications)

http://www.espfocus.org/esg.htm

7. Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

https://local.nixle.com/alert/4868470/

8. Federal Emergency Management Agency

http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

http://www.fema.gov/

9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/Features/BeReady/

10. Ten Ways YOU Can be Disaster Prepared:

California Emergency Management Agency

http://www.calema.ca.gov/NewsandMedia/Pages/Preparedness-Month.aspx

11. Totally Unprepared: Admitting You Have a Problem is the First Step:

http://www.totallyunprepared.com/

12. American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/

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COMMUNICATIONS: (If you don’t have a generator, be sure to get a portable cell phone or laptop charger).

Emergency and Routine Messages from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department:

A. ALERT LA COUNTY telephone emergency mass notification system for Los Angeles County residents. Register your cell phone and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) (home computer) phones for emergency messages from police and fire agencies in Los Angeles County:

http://portal.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla

B. Website of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (translates into over 60 languages)

www.lasd.org

C. TWITTER of the NEWSROOM of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department:

@LASD_News https://twitter.com/LASD_News

@LASDtalk https://twitter.com/LASDTalk

@LASDvideos https://twitter.com/LASDvideos

D. SNAP LA County – Specific Needs Disaster Voluntary Registry

The purpose of this registry is to facilitate the planning and implementation of disaster response by first-responder agencies to persons with Specific Needs in the County of Los Angeles.

http://snap.lacounty.gov/

E. LASD EMAILS and/or TEXT messages (via NIXLE) from the NEWSROOM of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Visit www.Nixle.com  and register for “Nixle” alerts from “LASD – HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff” PLUS your local sheriff’s station area. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan. View NEWSROOM (Nixle) EMAIL / TEXT messages here, even if not subscribed from the Newsroom of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: http://nixle.com/lasd—-hq-newsroom-shb-los-angeles-county-sheriff/

F. FACEBOOK of the NEWSROOM of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department:

http://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment

G. YOUTUBE of the NEWSROOM of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department:

http://www.youtube.com/LACountySheriff

H. LA Crimestoppers – confidential/anonymous email/ text/ phone call crime reporting to police agencies in Los Angeles County:

http://lacrimestoppers.com/

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

 

http://sheriff.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/lasd/!ut/p/b0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOItDCDAyN3M083A09_d0y3A2NzIIMhEvyDbUREAB3KcTQ!!/?1dmy&page=dept.lac.lasd.home.newsroom.detail.hidden&urile=wcm:path:/lasd+content/lasd+site/home/home+top+stories/disaster+preparedness_+are+you+ready+los+angeles+county

 

Captain Mike Parker

Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau – Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

323-267-4800

Email: SHBNewsroom@lasd.org

Website: http://www.lasd.org

LASD HQ Text and Emails: www.Nixle.com

http://nixle.com/lasd—-hq-newsroom-shb-los-angeles-county-sheriff/

Twitter: @LASD_News http://twitter.com/#!/LASD_News

Twitter: @LASDtalk https://twitter.com/LASDTalk

Twitter: @LASDvideos https://twitter.com/LASDvideos

Facebook LASD HQ: http://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment

LASD Photos: http://pinterest.com/lacountysheriff/

LASD YouTube Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/LACountySheriff/videos?view=0

Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

To receive more detailed, up-to-date information directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) via e-mail, register for “Nixle” alerts at www.Nixle.com or more directly at https://local.nixle.com/register/ and register for “LASD – Headquarters Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff” and your local LASD station area. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan.

 

For full details, view this message on the web.

 


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