Submitted by Kathleen Hutton on
On May 19, 2019, the City of Los Angeles Fire Department and other coordinating agencies are hosting an evacuation drill for residents in and around Mandeville Canyon.
The City will be using the NotifyLA emergency alert system to send information to residents during the drill. You can sign up for emergency alerts here.
If you received an alert about the drill, please click here to complete a short survey.
What is an evacuation drill?
The evacuation drill taking place on the morning of May 19th in the Mandeville Canyon area will give residents and first responders a chance to practice a real-world evacuation of a canyon area. First responders will simulate issuing evacuation orders through a variety of methods, including door-to-door knocks, loud speakers, and emergency alerts through NotifyLA.
The drill is not mandatory, but residents are encouraged to participate. The drill will culminate with a safety fair at Paul Revere School.
What is NotifyLA?
NotifyLA is the City of Los Angeles' official mass notification system used to send voice messages, text messages and email messages to residents and businesses during emergencies and disasters. The City of Los Angeles recently switched from the Nixle system to Everbridge. This switch will help us improve the accuracy of our messaging.
How do I sign up?
Signing up for emergency alerts is fast and easy. We encourage anyone who lives, works, or spends time in Los Angeles to sign up for official City of Los Angeles emergency alerts through NotifyLA.
Click here to create an Everbridge account and begin receiving emergency alerts and notifications from NotifyLA.
I think I'm already signed up for emergency alerts from NotifyLA. Is there anything else I need to do?
Yes! If you're already signed up for NotifyLA, now is the time to update your information. We still have the contact information you previously entered, but our new Everbridge platform allows us to collect multiple points of contact, including phone numbers, email addresses, TTD/TTY, and more. The Everbridge system can also collect addresses, which help us send you relevant information specific to your home, work, school, and other locations you spend time.
Click here to create an Everbridge account and update your information.