Where to Turn for Emergency Information

Posted on 07/19/2022
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Dealing with local and regional government resources -- even on a good day -- can get one turned around, to say nothing of before, during, or after a disaster or widespread emergency.   Details about just some of the crisis-event resources available to Los Angeles City residents, beginning with signing up for emergency alerts (#NotifyLA) can be found on this page.


NotifyLA: Emergency Alerts from the City of Los Angeles

City officials urge the public to prepare their homes and have a plan. SIGN UP TODAY to receive Emergency Alerts from the City of Los Angeles at:



Find Other Assistance Services

The following agencies are available to assist residents with various needs:

City of Los Angeles  
Recreation and Parks  https://www.laparks.org
Department on Disabilities  https://disability.lacity.org
Emergency Management Department https://emergency.lacity.gov
Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD)  https://www.lafd.org
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)  http://www.lapdonline.org
Office of the Mayor  https://www.lamayor.org
Mayor’s Crisis Response Team  http://lacrt.org
Animal Services http://www.laanimalservices.com
Department of Water and Power  https://www.ladwp.com
Economic and Workforce Development http://ewddlacity.com
Aging http://aging.lacity.org
Building and Safety  http://ladbs.org/default
NGOs & Others Description of Services
American Red Cross -Disaster relief referrals, disaster assistance programs.
SoCal Gas -Gas shut-off, gas assistance and safety checks.


Los Angeles County  
Department of Public Health http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/
Consumer Affairs https://dcba.lacounty.gov/
Office of the Assessor https://assessor.lacounty.gov/
Veterans Affairs https://mva.lacounty.gov/
State / Federal  
California Department of Insurance http://www.insurance.ca.gov
California Office of Emergency Services https://www.caloes.ca.gov
United States Small Business Administration https://www.sba.gov
Employee Development Department https://www.edd.ca.gov
Contractor’s License Board http://www.cslb.ca.gov


Ready Your LA Neighborhood

The time to prepare for the next emergency is now!  The City of Los Angeles offers an innovative program called Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) that brings emergency managers to your neighborhood to help you create a plan for any emergency. 

RYLAN gives you the steps to take immediately after a disaster to help keep you and your family safe.  It provides the tools to prepare and organize your neighborhood to respond together in that first hour after a disaster to reduce injuries, protect your property and the environment, and most importantly, to save lives.

To learn more about the RYLAN program go to https://emergency.lacity.org/rylan