Important: Are You Prepared if a Disaster Hits Los Angeles County?
The following is from the http://www.lasd.org site and includes a lot of links to various sites with preparedness information.
Disasters can affect many people and a wide area such as an earthquake, or can affect less people and a smaller area such as a severe windstorm that knocks down thousands of power lines, blocking streets and making it difficult for repair crews to restore power for many days or over a week.
Even if only a few people are affected, if it’s you, it’s 100%.
Instead of ignoring these facts and hoping for the best, take action now to help yourself and the people you love. Would you be ready if there were an emergency?
Assemble an emergency supply kit,
Make your emergency plans,
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
2. Safety Preparedness – Los Angeles County Fire Department
3. Learn what to do BEFORE an earthquake, DURING an earthquake, and AFTER an earthquake – Los Angeles County Fire Dept.
4. Emergency Survival Guide – County of Los Angeles
5. Citizens Guide to County Services – Los Angeles County
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.
(a direct link to publications)
7. Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
8. Federal Emergency Management Agency
9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10. Ten Ways YOU Can be Disaster Prepared:
California Emergency Management Agency
11. Totally Unprepared: Admitting You Have a Problem is the First Step:
12. American Red Cross
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:
B. Website of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (translates into over 60 languages):
C. TWITTER of the NEWSROOM of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department:
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.
E. LASD EMAILS and/or TEXT messages (via NIXLE) from the NEWSROOM of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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:
G. YOUTUBE of the NEWSROOM of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department:
H. LA Crimestoppers – confidential/anonymous email/ text/ phone call crime reporting to police agencies in Los Angeles County:
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
Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
LASD HQ Text and Emails: http://www.Nixle.com
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 http://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.