Alert LA: Warning you when disaster strikes
Try this: Read through the following and determine which could befall your neighborhood.
- a catastrophic earthquake
- a wildfire burning down homes
- a hazardous chemical spill
- an evacuation due to fire or other emergency
- a public health-related outbreak of a contagion or other medical emergency
You should have answered yes to all, or at least most, of the above. Every area throughout the City of Los Angeles, or any city in the world for that matter, is prone to a wide variety of emergencies. And you need to know — and have a right to know — if any of these emergencies are happening in your neighborhood immediately. But how will you know if these situations are occurring?
Solution: Alert LA. It’s a mass notification system, and by providing your cell phone and email address at Alert.lacounty.gov, you will receive emergency notifications right to your devices. Currently, the system uses the 9-1-1 database to make automated phone calls to your land line phone. But because residents are often on the go and might not be in their homes during an emergency to pick up the line, it’s crucial that Angelenos sign up with this system, just like thousands of others have done.
It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s vital to your safety and the safety of your family. Sign up for Alert LA today, and know that you’ll be informed and prepared when disaster strikes.