City of Los Angeles promotes disaster preparedness

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake. The damage sustained by the earthquake impacted thousands of Angelenos and sparked important discussions about earthquake awareness and proper procedures.

In an effort to help residents prepare for future disasters, we are proud to support the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department and Mayor Eric Garcetti as they launch new initiatives to better help neighborhoods prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Below is some information about their initiatives:


The City of Los Angeles worked with the U.S. Geological Survey to develop ShakeAlertLA. This mobile app sends alerts to users within Los Angeles County to notify them that an earthquake of greater than magnitude 5.0, or level IV intensity, has been detected and that they may soon feel shaking. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and available in both English and Spanish. You can also use this app to prepare for an earthquake, get details on recent earthquakes, and find help after an earthquake. Download the app today.

Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN)

This initiative, developed by the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, promotes the idea of resiliency through the preparation of neighborhoods. The program encourages neighbors to work together to assess the resources each individual can offer; establish Neighborhood Care Centers and Gathering Sites; and create teams for Search and Rescue, Communications, Care and Sheltering, and Search and Aid. The RYLAN program is provided to City of Los Angeles residents at no cost.  Visit in the RYLAN program website to learn more.


NotifyLA is the City of Los Angeles’ emergency notification system that provides residents with updates and notifications during emergencies and disasters. To sign up text READY to 888-777 or go here.

The safety of our community is our priority and we are proud to join the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department in promoting disaster preparedness. We look forward to sharing more ways you can get involved in our disaster preparedness efforts in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in learning more about the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, visit their website.

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