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211 Disaster Hotline 1-800-980-4990 For All LACounty Residents

12/06/2011

LOS ANGELES (Mon., Dec. 5, 2011, 5:00PM) The Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) http://lacounty.gov announces the activation of the 211 LA County Disaster Hotline (1-800-980-4990) for Los Angeles County residents to report damages caused by the recent wind storm event. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to report damages. This includes all unincorporated county communities and the 88 cities in Los Angeles County.



As the recovery efforts continue in the Los Angeles County Operational Area (OA), OEM continues to collect Initial Damage Estimates from County departments, cities and unincorporated areas to determine public and private sector damages throughout the County.



OEM will continue to coordinate with the California Emergency Management Agency http://www.calema.ca.gov/

to secure State and Federal assistance as warranted.



On Dec. 1, Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich declared a state of emergency for the cities and unincorporated areas in the County.



OEM stands ready to ramp up if conditions warrant. In addition, all County departments continue to prepare and be ready to respond to any future emergencies and/or disasters.



211 Los Angeles County Disaster Hotline:

(1-800-980-4990)

Los Angeles County communities and residents

(including all 88 cities and unincorporated communities)

English and Espanol



To report wind-related damage online:

http://www.211la.org/

News Releases related to the wind storms are being posted at:

http://lacounty.gov



NEWS RELEASE

Ken Kondo

Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management

http://lacounty.gov



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NEW: SPECIAL TEXT OR EMAIL ALERTS FROM LASD - EMERGENCY OPERATIONS BUREAU.

Text: LASAFETY to 888777

Special TEXT and EMAIL alerts from the LASD EMERGENCY OPERATIONS BUREAU has been created to share ongoing information about damage and assistance regarding wind storms, wild land fires, floods, earthquakes, and more.



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The Emergency Operations Bureau (EOB) of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is the primary resource for coordinating the Department's response to complex emergencies and disasters. LASD EOB works closely with county, city, state, and federal agencies and well as community resources to serve the needs of the public.



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Captain Ruth Nelson

Emergency Operations Bureau

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department



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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department






















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