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Disaster Preparedness - Are You Ready Los Angeles County ?



IMPORTANT: ARE YOU PREPARED IF A DISASTER HITS LOS ANGELES COUNTY?



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?



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



2. Safety Preparedness Los Angeles County Fire Department

http://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 .....



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



James P. Wolak, Captain

East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

(323) 264-4151



http://www.EastLA.lasd.org

Eastla@lasd.org

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http://local.nixle.com/lasd---east-los-angeles-station-los-angeles-co .....



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

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Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department



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Address/Location

LASD - East Los Angeles Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

5019 E. 3Rd Street

East Los Angeles, CA 90022

(323)264-4151

For Emergency, Call: 9-1-1







Contact Information: Deputy Healy - 323-264-4151, cjhealy@lasd.org

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