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Los Angeles City Controller Releases Emergency Preparedness Map
By City News Service
Published September 18, 2019

   The controller’s office today unveiled an online resource map of city-funded emergency services and programs to help Angelenos
prepare for unexpected natural disasters.

  The Get Ready L.A. map — at www.lacontroller.org/getreadyla — lists emergency preparation resources and maps the locations of fire stations, police stations and other civic buildings that residents can access before and after a disaster, City Controller Ron Galperin said.

   “Earthquakes, fires, floods and other major disasters are an unfortunate reality in a large metropolis like Los Angeles, but the city
provides many resources to help Angelenos be prepared,” he said. “My `Get Ready L.A.’ map gathers the city’s emergency preparedness information in one easily accessible location, showcasing the important role departments play in making sure our communities know what to do and where to turn when disaster strikes.”

   The resource map also includes information on the functions of the city’s Emergency Management Department, which coordinates the Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center, emergency plans and outreach, and all training and exercises for disaster response teams. EMD is also in charge of emergency prep tools like NotifyLA, ShakeAlertLA and Ready Your L.A. Neighborhood.

   Angelenos can sign up for alerts and enroll in community emergency response training on the Get Ready L.A. map.

   “Preparation for all types of emergencies is key for Angelenos, and the controller’s new Get Ready L.A. resource map is an excellent tool to make
disaster preparedness easier than ever,” Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said.

   On the resource map, users can also learn more about the number of city employees who oversee or assist with emergency operations and the amount of public money to fund those resources annually, Galperin said.

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