Controller Galperin’s Emergency Prep Map Helps L.A. Residents ‘Get Ready and Stay Prepared’ for the Next Crisis

LOS ANGELES — To encourage local residents to embrace emergency planning now and throughout the year, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released an online map featuring services and programs that will help families and communities prepare for unexpected natural disasters. “Get Ready, Stay Prepared” gives a rundown of the City’s emergency prep resources and maps the locations of L.A.’s fire and police stations and other important civic buildings that Angelenos can access before and after a disaster.

“As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember that being ready for a crisis is a year-round responsibility,” said Controller Ron Galperin. “My ‘Get Ready, Stay Prepared’ resource map puts together the City’s emergency preparedness and response information in one easily accessible location and provides a simple checklist to help our communities know what to do and where to turn when disaster strikes.”

Galperin provides a step-by-step guide to prepare Angelenos for the next emergency — whether it be an earthquake, fire, flood or even a pandemic — and encourages people to follow this checklist:

  • Make a Plan: Use resources from the Red Cross and Los Angeles Fire Department to create an emergency plan with your family so you are ready to respond.
  • Assemble Emergency Kits: Get a list of supplies necessary to prepare emergency kits for home, work and personal vehicles, including financial materials and pet supplies.
  • Sign up for Alerts: Receive critical information when disaster strikes, locally through NotifyLA and before earthquakes happen with the MyShake app.
  • Explore Local Resources: Connect with emergency preparedness efforts in Los Angeles, including the City’s Emergency Management Department and its Ready Your L.A. Neighborhood community resources.

“Get Ready, Stay Prepared” continues Controller Galperin’s innovative use of data and mapping to promote civic engagement and connect people with public resources.

Explore “Get Ready, Stay Prepared” at lacontroller.org/get-ready-stay-prepared.

See all of Galperin’s maps at lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/.

Follow L.A. Controller Ron Galperin at @LAController on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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