Get Prepared. Get Ready LA.

Individual & Family Readiness: Where will you be when disaster strikes? The City of Los Angeles is spread over 470 square miles and its terrain is subject to mudslides, brush fires, HazMat spills, earthquakes and tsunamis. Are you prepared if any of those disasters strike your neighborhood? Find out what can happen, and more importantly, what you can do about it using the document linked below.

 

Dependents and Those Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs: Emergencies and disasters are challenging enough for most of us. So what happens to people that have bigger challenges? Learn about helping  children, the elderly, people with disabilities and access and functional needs and view the guide for helping people with disabilities linked below.

   

Business & Industry PreparednessThe safety and security of our citizens is our highest priority. However, emergencies and disasters continue to take a toll long after the smoke has cleared. Learn how to prepare your business and your employees to respond and recover from disasters. Visit readyla.org for more information.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Take your preparedness to the next level. CERT training will teach you skills that can keep you and your family safe. Reinforce your preparedness and awareness.

Citizen Corps: Since September 11, 2001, Americans have been more aware than ever of the threat terrorists can pose on our soil. In the days following the attacks, Americans saw immediate and selfless volunteering, generous monetary gifts, blood donations and an outpouring of patriotic support across America. Sustaining that spirit of volunteerism and unity is crucial to defending the freedoms America holds dear. Americans are working together to strengthen their communities. The White House is working to support community-based efforts through Citizen Corps. This broad network of volunteer efforts will harness the power of the American people by relying on their individual skills and interests to prepare local communities to effectively prevent and respond to the threats of terrorism, crime or any other sort of disaster. Click here for more information on how you can become a part of this meaningful network.

Tsunami Preparedness: A tsunami is a series of waves, usually caused by an earthquake. The first wave may not be the largest and the timing between them may vary from minutes to several hours apart. In Los Angeles, the impact of a tsunami will vary based on the terrain. Check the Tsunami Preparedness guides for response and evacuation information in your area.

Homeland Security:.Motivated by the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, the government has enhanced domestic security by combining and streamlining several protection agencies into the Department of Homeland Security. Visit DHS to learn more about what's being done at the national level to keep us safe.