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Where to Turn for Emergency Information

Posted on 10/27/2023
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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 LA City 

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:

NotifyLA

 

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.gov
Emergency Management Departmenthttps://Emergency.LACity.gov
Los Angeles Fire Department https://www.LAFD.org
Los Angeles Police Department  https://www.LAPDonline.org
Office of the Mayor https://Mayor.LACity.gov
Mayor’s Crisis Response Team https://LACRT.org
Animal Serviceshttps://www.LAAnimalServices.com
Department of Water and Power https://www.LADWP.com
Economic and Workforce Developmenthttps://EWDDLACity.com
Aginghttps://Aging.LACity.org
Building and Safety https://LADBS.org
  
OthersDescription of Services
American Red CrossDisaster-relief referrals, disaster assistance programs.
https://www.RedCross.org
SoCal GasGas shut-off, gas assistance , and safety checks.
https://www.SoCalGas.com

 

Los Angeles County 
Department of Public Healthwww.PublicHealth.LACounty.gov
Consumer Affairshttps://DCBA.LACounty.gov
Office of the Assessorhttps://Assessor.LACounty.gov
Veterans Affairshttps://MVA.LACounty.gov
State / Federal 
California Department of Insurancehttps://www.Insurance.ca.gov
California Office of Emergency Serviceshttps://www.CalOES.ca.gov
United States Small Business Administrationhttps://www.SBA.gov
Employment Development Departmenthttps://EDD.ca.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agencyhttps://www.FEMA.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.

Learn more about RYLAN programs for home, neighborhood and business.