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Ready SoCal? Get prepared

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ABC7, State Farm, LADWP (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) and our community partners want to help you be prepared in the event of a disaster, natural or man-made, by providing you with one central web hub to attain emergency preparedness information and resources.

The ABC7 Ready SoCal campaign kicks-off on Monday, Sept. 8 and will continue through the month of Sept. coinciding with National Emergency Preparedness Month.

Ready SoCal wants viewers to be prepared by:

  1. Creating a family communication plan
  2. Preparing an Emergency Go-Kit
  3. And knowing how to shelter-in-place

You can learn about how to prepare for a disaster by downloading the following Ready SoCal Disaster Preparedness brochure, offered in English, Spanish, and Korean.

Ready SoCal brochure (PDF) Page 1 | Page 2
Ready SoCal brochure (Spanish-PDF) Page 1 | Page 2
Ready SoCal brochure (Korean-PDF) Page 1 | Page 2


You can also pick up a copy of the brochure at any of our community partners locations or at various community events. In addition to picking up your brochure at these agencies, you will also be able to pick-up a water proof "Emergency Document Holder" which lists all of the important documents you will need in an emergency in both English and Spanish.


The Great Southern California ShakeOut

The Great Southern California ShakeOut is a week of special events featuring the largest earthquake drill in United States history, organized to inspire Southern Californians to get ready for big earthquakes, and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like after. The ShakeOut drill will occur in houses, businesses, and public spaces throughout southern California at 10AM on November 13, 2008.

Free registration at www.ShakeOut.org/register will pledge an individual's or a group's participation in this important preparedness event. Participants will receive information on how to prepare for the inevitable major earthquake in the region and what actions to take during and after the shaking.


Tips on how to prepare for a natural disaster:

Our community partners are also essential resources for more information on Disaster Preparedness. Please visit their websites to find more information on being prepared in any situation. Our community partners include the following:

American Red Cross
www.preparela.org

City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department
www.lacity.org/emd
www.preparela.org

Community Outreach Promoting Safety & Security
www.copss-ca.org

County of Los Angeles Fire Department
www.fire.lacounty.gov

County of Los Angeles Public Health
www.labt.org
www.publichealth.lacounty.gov

County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health
www.sbcounty.gov/dph

Earthquake Country Alliance
www.earthquakecountry.info
www.DaretoPrepare.org

Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management
www.espfocus.org

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
www.ladwp.com

Los Angeles Fire Department
www.lafd.org

Orange County Health Care Agency
www.ochealthinfo.com

Orange County Sheriff's Department Emergency Management Bureau
www.ocsd.org

Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services
www.rvcfire.org/opencms/functions/oes

San Bernardino County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services
www.sbcfire.org/oes/index.asp

Southern California Earthquake Center
www.scec.org

State Farm Insurance
www.statefarm.com

Ventura County Fire Department
www.fire.countyofventura.org/emergencyservices.htm

Ventura County Sheriff's Department Office of Emergency Services
www.vcsd.org/oes

Additional Resources:

For your pets:
www.evacuatemypet.com


Event Calendar
Friday, Sept. 5 - Saturday, Sept. 27

Throughout the month of Sept., Ready SoCal will be hosting many different events where you can learn valuable information on disaster preparedness and pick up the Ready SoCal brochure and Emergency Document Holder.

The following is a list of the different Ready SoCal events:

Friday, Sept. 5

American Red Cross San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter
"Emergency Preparedness Information Booth"
Thru Sept. 28
L.A. County Fair
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(626) 799-0841 ext. 500

Monday, Sept. 8

Orange County Sheriff's Department
"Orange County RACES Amateur Radio Monthly Meeting"
7:30 p.m.
840 N. Eckhoff Street
Orange, CA
(714) 704-7917

Thursday, Sept. 11

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"Pediatric Disaster & Emergency Services National Summit"
Los Angeles Marriott Downtown
333 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(310) 437-0555 x 125
www.ped-trauma-chla.info/

Friday, Sept. 12

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"Pediatric Disaster & Emergency Services National Summit"
Los Angeles Marriott Downtown
333 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(310) 437-0555 x 125
www.ped-trauma-chla.info/

Saturday, Sept. 13

City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department,
Earthquake Country Alliance & City of Los Angeles
Emergency Operations Organization
"17th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair"
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hancock Park
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.lacity.org/emd

Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services,
Community Health Agency, Economic Development Agency &
Family Service Association
"2nd Annual Health & Safety Fair"
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mead Valley Community Center
21091 Rider Street
Perris CA
(951) 657-0686
www.rivcoeda.org/Portals/0/eventInfo/MeadVly-Fair-2008.pdf

Sunday, Sept. 14

Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council
"Be Ready Sunday"Emergency Preparedness Education
Various times
Various locations within the City of Costa Mesa
(714) 327-7406
www.nmiinterfaith.org

Monday, Sept. 15

Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services &
Riverside Branch of the NAACP
"Preparing Your Family for a Disaster: Do you have a Plan? Meeting
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
John W. North High School
1550 3rd Street
Riverside, Ca 92507
(951) 956-4643
E-mail: Robin_allen@msn.com

Saturday, Sept. 20

Orange County Fire Authority, Seal Beach Police Department &
Los Alamitos Police Department
"Emergency Preparedness Expo"
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Shops at Rossmoor
12300 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA
(562)799-4100 ext. 1121

City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department,
Earthquake Country Alliance & City of Los Angeles
Emergency Operations Organization
"17th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair"
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
25820 Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, CA 90710
www.lacity.org/emd

City of Dana Point
"Emergency Preparedness Expo"
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dana Hills High School
33333 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA
(949) 248-3579
www.danapoint.org/index.aspx?page=464

Sunday, Sept. 21

Southern California Earthquake Center, West Adams Neighborhood Council,
City of Los Angeles Class Parks, Vineyard Recreation Center &
Concerned Citizens of JBAC-LA
"Vineyard Neighbors' Street Festival & Health Fair"
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vineyard Recreation Center
2942 Vineyard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 933-4548

Wednesday, Sept. 24

American Red Cross Orange County Chapter & Orange Coast College
"Care & Shelter Training"
Thru Sept. 25
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Orange Coast College
Student Health Center Classroom
Student Lot A
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesta, CA 92626
(714) 432-5024 (RSVP required)

Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services,
The Eastern Coachella Valley Social Change Collaborative &
The Institute for Socio-Economic Justice
"3rd Annual Fiesta Campesina"
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Mecca Community Park
65-250 Cahuilla Street
Mecca, CA
(760) 398-5327

Saturday, Sept. 27

City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department,
Earthquake Country Alliance & City of Los Angeles
Emergency Operations Organization
"17th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair"
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Panorama Mall
8401 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
www.lacity.org/emd

Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services
"Temescal Valley Community Faire & Watermelon Festival"
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Temescal Driving Range
23100 Temescal Canyon Road
Corona, CA
www.temescalvalleyfaire.com


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