City of Long Beach Maintains Readiness For Earthquakes and Other Emergencies

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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.

The City’s Disaster Management Bureau was formed to centralize the City’s disaster management and preparedness functions to ensure that the response and recovery to major emergencies and disasters are completed in an efficient and effective manner. The DPB aligns and integrates public safety services and strengthens the collaboration of all City departments, County, State and Federal resources with responsibility for disaster preparation, response, recovery and mitigation.

Since disasters can strike quickly and without warning, it is imperative for residents to have an emergency plan and an emergency kit with enough food, water and other supplies to survive on their own for five days after an emergency. More information is available at

The City’s Twitter account will be the most current source of official information that people need to know during a significant incident.

During significant incidents, the City of Long Beach will also provide official information that people need to know, via the following:

  • Facebook
  • Nixle – (Police and Fire Departments)
  • E-Notify – Sign up at
  • Reverse 911 – Long Beach residents and businesses with traditional “landline phones) will receive telephone emergency announcements through a “Reverse 9-1-1” system. These important announcements can also reach cell phones, TTY/TDD service or Internet phone service, but the phone numbers must be registered first.

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