L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released an online map Thursday that features services and programs to help families and communities prepare for natural disasters. Galperin released the map to encourage local residents to start emergency planning now and throughout the year.
The online map, “Get Ready, Stay Prepared,” gives a rundown of the city’s emergency prep resources. It also maps the locations of L.A.’s fire and police stations and other important civic buildings that residents can access before and after a disaster.
“As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember that being ready for a crisis is a year-round responsibility,” said Galperin. “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 is also providing a guide to prepare residents for the next emergency and encourages people to follow this checklist:
- Make a Plan: Use resources from the Red Cross and LAFD to create an emergency plan with your family.
- Assemble Emergency Kits: Get a list of supplies necessary to prepare emergency kits for home, work and personal vehicles, including financial materials and pet supplies.
- Sign up for Alerts: Receive critical information when disaster strikes, locally through NotifyLA and before earthquakes happen with the MyShake app.
- Explore Local Resources: Connect with emergency preparedness efforts in Los Angeles.
Explore “Get Ready, Stay Prepared” at lacontroller.org/get-ready-stay-prepared.