Long Beach community emergency response
Long Beach residents and businesses will participate in the 2014 Great Shakeout today.
The City of Long Beach is encouraging all residents, businesses, schools and visitors to join our neighbors around the state and participate in the annual “Great California ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct.
A storm surge event with higher than normal water levels is expected to impact the Peninsula and Naples areas of Long Beach this weekend. The storm surge is being caused by Hurricane Norbert in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and is expected to impact southeast Long Beach from Friday afternoon through Monday morning.
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.
Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. They can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. Imagine yourself and your family after a major earthquake: stranded, no food, no water, no phone, and no plan.
Collapsed dome of the Long Beach Polytechnic High School building is visible through the school’s front entrance, after the earthquake of March 10, 1933. Photo from the Long Beach Public Library Digital Archive.
Eighty years ago on March 10, 1933, Long Beach was hit at 5:54 pm by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, causing an estimated $50 million dollars in damages and 120 deaths.
The Long Beach Fire Department is expanding the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program by implementing neighborhood teams and adding refresher courses.
“In case of a major disaster, our residents will be need to be self-reliant while our first responders will be dealing with high priority emergencies,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
On Saturday, May 12 at the Long Beach Public Library Downtown Auditorium, class members of the Leadership Long Beach (LLB) Institute Class of 2012 will present a free, three-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Preparedness Course.