The recent spate of temblors across the Southland has everyone thinking about the “Big One.” Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an online map to help Angelenos know where to access the city’s services during a natural disaster.
The “Get Ready, Stay Prepared’’ map includes all Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department stations, as well as city buildings, like council field offices, that provide services.
The drought has the County on constant watch for wildfires. Eventually, El Nino will return, resulting in torrential flooding, mudslides and road closures. Until then, officials say it’s a good idea to keep an emergency kit handy in case of an emergency.
The site also features emergency preparedness checklists to help Los Angeles residents prepare for the next earthquake, fire, flood or pandemic. It’s valuable information that can help family and neighbors stay safe in the next emergency. Galperin urged residents to:
— Make a plan by using resources from the Red Cross and Los Angeles Fire Department, which are available on the site;
— Assemble an emergency kit using a suggested list of supplies necessary to prepare for an emergency; and sign up for alerts: receive critical information when disaster strikes, locally through NotifyLA and before earthquakes happen with the MyShake app.
“As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember that being ready for a crisis is a year-round responsibility,’’ Galperin said.
“My `Get Ready, Stay Prepared’ resource map puts together the city’s emergency preparedness and response information in one easily accessible location and provides a simple checklist to help our communities know what to do and where to turn when disaster strikes.’’
Galperin’s map of resources is available at bit.ly/39UaN9q.