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Recent Earthquake in Mexico is a Reminder for Los Angeles County Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Earthquakes
By Sentinel News Service
Published September 19, 2017

The recent 8.1 magnitude earthquake that hit offshore Chiapas, Mexico (U.S. Geological Survey: 11:49 p.m. PDT) on Thursday, September 7, reminds Los Angeles County residents and businesses that a catastrophic earthquake could occur at a moment’s notice. The Los Angeles County region is vulnerable to large-scale earthquakes similar to the one that struck Mexico. The County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) wants to remind all County residents and businesses to take the necessary steps now to prepare for earthquakes and other hazards and threats. The following are some preparedness tips on what to do during an earthquake:

To receive emergency notifications, register your cellular telephone and landlines at Alert LA County, go tohttp://lacounty.gov/emergency/alert-la.

  • When you are in public places, be aware of your surroundings and identify your safe spaces.
  • If you experience shaking, the recommended actions are to Drop under a piece of furniture. Take Cover under the piece of furniture by protecting your head and neck with one arm/hand. Hold On to the piece of furniture’s leg to keep it from shifting or uncovering you until the shaking completely stops. Never run out of buildings during an earthquake as most people are injured by falling debris as they try to exit buildings during the shaking.
  • If you experience shaking and are in a wheelchair or walker, lock your wheels, and cover your head and neck area with a pillow or some type of object that will deflect the debris from falling on to you.

For more information on how to prepare for earthquakes and other hazards and threats in Los Angeles County, OEM has available online the County of Los Angeles Emergency Survival Guide – http://lacounty.gov/emergency.

Also, Los Angeles County residents, renters, and business owners, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County at any time for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed online by visitingwww.211la.org.

 

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

(Schedule may be subject to change – as of 9-7-17)

Saturday, September 9, 2017 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) – 5th District

Are You Ready? Earthquake Preparedness at

Monrovia Public Library Community Room

321 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Sunday, September 10, 2017 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) – 1st District

LA County Fair Day at Fairplex

1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) – 3rd District

Second Annual Business Industry Council on

Emergency Planning & Preparedness (BICEPP)

Emergency Management Conference

Sportsmen’s Lodge and Hotel

12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Friday, September 15, 2017 (1-3 p.m.) – National Preparedness Day – 2nd District

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging Community Services

& Office of Emergency Management Prepareathon Seminar

Willowbrook Senior Center

12915 Jarvis Street, Los Angeles, CA 90061

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Saturday, September 16, 2017 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) – 2nd District

2nd Annual Japanese Cultural Institute Emergency Preparedness Fair

1964 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Saturday, September 16, 2017 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) – 4th District

Are You Ready CERT Long Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair

California State University, Long Beach (located near The Walter Pyramid)

1250 North Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Sunday, September 17, 2017 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) – 5th District

City of South Pasadena Police & Fire Open House and Emergency Preparedness Fair

1422 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Monday, September 18, 2017 (1-3 p.m.) – 5th District

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging Community Services

& Office of Emergency Management Prepareathon Seminar

Altadena Senior Center

560 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (1-3 p.m.) – 1st District

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging Community Services

& Office of Emergency Management Prepareathon Seminar

Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center

8051 Arroyo Drive, Montebello, CA 90640

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (1-3 p.m.) – 5th District

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging Community Services

& Office of Emergency Management Prepareathon Seminar

Santa Clarita Valley Service Center (Grand Opening)

26111 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (10 a.m.12 noon) – 2nd District

2017 University of Southern California Emergency Preparedness Fair

Trousdale Parkway/Alumni Park UPC Main Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90089

(Note: OPEN to campus visitors, students, staff and faculty)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy

Anaheim Convention Center, 3rd Floor (open to registered attendees & media)

800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802

(Note: OPEN to registered guests and media)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) – 2nd District

County of Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

2017 National Preparedness Month Resource Expo

Harbor UCLA Medical Center

1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (1-3 p.m.) – 4th District

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging Community Services

& Office of Emergency Management Prepareathon Seminar

San Pedro Service Center

769 West Third Street, San Pedro CA 90731

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Friday, September 29, 2017 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) – 2nd District

County of Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

2017 National Preparedness Month Resource Expo

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

1680 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) 2nd District

Crenshaw Community Disaster Preparedness Expo 2017

West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Sunday, October 8, 2017 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) – 1st District

Disability Pride Parade Festival

County of Los Angeles East Los Angeles Civic Center

4801 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (3 a.m.-3 p.m.) – 2nd District

2017 Great California ShakeOut Southern California Primary Media Day Event

County of Los Angeles Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 (9 a.m.-12 noon) – 3rd District

2nd Annual East Valley Emergency Preparedness Summit

“Before, During & After – Why Prepare?”

Church of Scientology, 11455 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Friday, October 27, 2017 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) – 4th District

Los Angeles County’s Prepareathon Seminar

Sunnyside Nursing Center

22617 South Vermont Avenue, Torrance, CA 90502

(NOTE: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) – 1st District

2nd Annual Disability & Aging Faire and Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging Community Services & Office of Emergency Management Prepareathon Seminar

City of South El Monte Community Center

1530 Central Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) – 1st District

2nd Annual Montebello Pet Fair

Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Boulevard, Montebello, CA 90640

(Note: OPEN to the PUBLIC and MEDIA)

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