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Earthquake Preparedness


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. Receive emergency notifications by registering your cell or landline through Alert LA County

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When you experience shaking remember to:
Identify safe places when out in public places and be aware of your surroundings.

  • DROP underneath a piece of furniture.
  • TAKE COVER by protecting your head and neck with your arm/hand underneath the furniture.
  • HOLD ON to the piece of furniture to prevent uncovering or shifting away until the shaking completely stops.

 Never try to exit out of a building during an earthquake. This is when most people are injured by falling debris.

In a wheelchair or walker during an earthquake, remember to:

  • LOCK YOUR WHEELS.
  • TAKE COVER by protecting your head and neck with something that will help deflect falling debris.

Prepare yourself and your family by practicing drills in the upcoming 2018 Great California ShakeOut on Oct. *18th. Click on the link to register for the event.



* If you cannot hold your ShakeOut drill on 10/18, you can select another day when you register.

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