Long Beach emergency alert
The American Red Cross is launching its official Earthquake App today and putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit earthquake prone areas.
This free app—available in English or Spanish—is the third in a series created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms.
Mobile phone owners must register to receive alerts from the Reverse 911 Emergency Notification System.
Are you registered with the Long Beach Reverse 9-1-1 Emergency Notification System? It may surprise you, but the answer might be ‘No.’ Only landline telephone numbers are automatically added to the system.
Administrator Fugate and FEMA's Neil McDevitt explain the Emergency Alert test. The test is slated for Nov. 9 at 11AM PST.
As part of the ongoing efforts to keep the country and communities safe during emergencies, Long Beach Fire Department is working in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security and AEG Facilities held a joint press conference at the Staples Center to announce an expansion of the If You See Something, Say Something campaign. The public awareness campaign started in New York will be extended to all public venues owned by or affiliated with AEG Facilities.
Long Beach Tsunami Hazard Zone
As of 8:52 this morning, the Tsunami Warning that has been in effect for Long Beach and Southern California coastal cities has been downgraded to a Tsunami Advisory.
Expected Tsunami wave heights of two feet to three feet are expected from Santa Barbara to Long Beach, and, in fact are already being reported in Ventura County.
The National Weather Service forecasts that yesterday’s hot weather will continue to affect much of Southern California for the next several days. With temperatures at Long Beach Airport expected to range from the high 80’s to low 90’s through Sunday, the Health Department is advising residents to take precautions.
The last great San Andreas earthquake shook Southern California 153 years ago and ruptured more than 225 miles of the fault from Central California to the Cajon Pass. Scientists agree that a very large earthquake along this fault is inevitable and will likely be a catastrophic disaster.
Tuesday afternoon around 12:45p.m. the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the South Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County areas. The warning expired just 3 hours later, but not before the tornado touched down in several coastal cities.
With powerful storms bearing down on the region, Long Beach residents and businesses are urged to prepare themselves for the possibility of significant rainfall.
Long Beach will provide sand and bags for residents to make their own sandbags.
Opossums, raccoons and rodents can carry flea borne typhus
Long Beach residents are warned to be alert about the dangers of fleaborne typhus, a disease transmitted by fleas, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.