Long Beach Earthquake Preparedness
The City of Long Beach wants the community to know that our employees train diligently to prepare for, and respond to, earthquakes and similar events.
This morning, Friday, November 5 a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook Long Beach residents just as many were arriving to work.
The temblor at 9:06 a.m. lasted just a few seconds and was felt as a short burst throughout much of the Greater Los Angeles area.
Long Beach residents are invited to learn how to prepare and response to disaster situations, during an “Earthquake Preparedness” Meeting Tonight, September 21, 2010 at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library Community Room.
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, other City Officials and the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) encourage all city employees, residents, businesses, and schools to participate in the “Great Southern California Shakeout.” This event, similar to last years event, will be one of the largest earthquake drills ever planned and simulated in Southern California, and aims to be one of the nations largest public earthquake preparedness activities ever conducted.
On May 1, 1914, 7,000 school children in 350 decorated automobiles paraded through the city of Long Beach in what was heralded as Long Beach’s first annual May Day celebration. Dances around a Maypole, singing and giving May Day baskets filled with flowers and good will became a city tradition which gradually faded through the years.