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Earthquake Preparedness Info from LA City

The July 4th and 5th earthquakes centered near Ridgecrest were felt widely in Los Angeles and beyond. They are an important reminders that we live in earthquake country, and there are actions we can take to prepare today.

First, take the time now to practice what to do when earthquake shaking starts: Drop, Cover, and Hold On. If you are in bed, stay in bed and put a pillow over your head. To learn what to do in other locations, such as in a car or in a theater, visit the Earthquake Country Alliance website.

Next, prepare your household for an earthquake or other disaster. Start by signing up for emergency alerts by visiting the NotifyLA website. Then, create a disaster plan and kit for your household and learn about training opportunities here in Los Angeles.

Make a Plan

Create a disaster plan for your family so that you know what you will do and how you will communicate in an emergency. Your plan should include family members with disabilities, children and pets.  Pick two places to meet: right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire, and outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. Ask a friend or family member who lives in a different state to be your “Out-of-State contact.” After a disaster, it’s often easier to call long distance. To keep track of your loved ones after an earthquake, everyone can reach out to that Out-Of-State contact via a phone call or text message and tell the Out-Of-State contact their location and status.

Make a Kit

Create a disaster kit for your household with water, food, first aid and other supplies and equipment you might need. Keep in mind any special items that are needed for older adult family members, children, and even your pets.  Once disaster hits, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. If you have gathered supplies in advance, your family can be ready to shelter-in-place, even if utilities are down. Tips on making a plan and gathering supplies can be found at the Emergency Management Department’s Family Readiness website.

Prepare With Your Neighborhood

You can also help strengthen your neighborhood’s ability to respond. Sign up for a “Ready Your LA Neighborhood”, or RYLAN Workshop, and you will learn how to organize your neighborhood to help each other after a major disaster like an earthquake. This is a free program available for City of LA residents.  Learn more about RYLAN and sign up for a workshop by visiting the RYLAN website.

The more that people take these actions, the more that you, your neighborhood and the city as a whole will be prepared and safe during a major earthquake. Now that you’ve seen these preparedness tips, tell us the steps you are taking to be more prepared on our Twitter or Facebook: @ReadyLA.

Learn more about all of these resources at the Emergency Management Department website.


Toys Needed for LAPD Winter Wonderland

“Greetings All,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Please find attached the updated Winter Wonderland Flyer.  This year I’m happy to report we have the LA Kings Ice Crew and Universal is bringing “Stewart” the Minion this year.
Every year Pacific provides a fun filled memorable event for 3,000 needy children.
We are in need of toys.   As I stated previously some Block Captains are collecting from their neighborhood and taking to the station.
Anyone can drop off an unwrapped new toy at the station front lobby or there are many barrels all over the area that say “LAPD Pacific” toy drive.
Neighborhood Councils can participate and support by making a monetary donation or donating toys.
Anyone can also donate at the Pacific Area’s Booster’s website here:  DonateWinterWonderland2016
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Monica Harmon
Public Safety Advocate”


Bulky Item Dropoff West LA Yard on May 28, 2016

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Unhoused Persons Services Call Sheet for CD 11

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Volunteers Needed for Rosendahl Celebration of Life

This is outreach for a friend of the late Bill Rosendahl Travis Dina-Pham

“Good evening!

Please distribute this volunteer sign up form to your friends, family and community lists. We are anticipating over 2,000 guests at Bill’s celebration of life this Saturday and will need all of the volunteers we can get!

We are using VolunteerSpot to organize our volunteer efforts. Greg and I will communicate with all volunteers directly after they have signed up for a spot.

Please sign up for Bill Rosendahl Celebration of Life!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/h1pusi
Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Thank you for all of your support in producing a GREAT GREAT GREAT Celebration of Life for our dear Bill.

Travis & Greg”

Consider Turning Off Sprinklers One Week

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Stormwater Capture Plan meeting at LADWP

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