City Launches New Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications Website to Keep Residents Informed
2014-05-20 · By Editor
Monday the City of Long Beach released a new Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications website for residents to have a quicker and simpler way to get information on how to keep themselves and their family safe at home and at work in the event of a disaster or major emergency.
“Long Beach’s new disaster preparedness website will help our residents mitigate the impacts of natural or man-made disasters and prepare themselves and their families as much as possible before an incident happens,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
The new website is available at www.longbeach.gov/disasterpreparedness.
Information available at the website includes:
- A comprehensive guide to personal and family preparedness;
- Links to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other state and federal preparedness websites;
- How to “be informed and stay connected” to get up-to-date information before, during and after a disaster;
- How to volunteer and donate responsibly to those impacted by a disaster; and
- Best practices for families with infants, seniors, special needs, and pets.
“The new website expands on and consolidates the City’s disaster preparedness message into one location, to ensure consistency and ease of use,” said Deputy City Manager Reginald Harrison. “The new website is packed with useful information.”
As the City continues to enhance its emergency preparedness message, residents are strongly advised to prepare to be self-sufficient for at least five days in the event of a large-scale incident. Create an emergency plan for your home and family, put together an emergency supply kit (food, water, tools, etc.,) and make sure all of your family members know how to contact one another. Further, all residents are encouraged to sign up for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The Long Beach Fire Department conducts this free program to train the public how to become self-sufficient during major disasters.