Knowing what to do in an emergency or disaster is the key to a quick response and recovery. The City of West Hollywood's Public Safety Department is dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to be better prepared.
It’s Week 3 of National Preparedness Month, and this week’s theme is “Practice and Build Out Your Plans.” Following an emergency, having your personal documents and contact information easily available can make your recovery quicker and less stressful.
Here are some tips to work on this week:
- What important docs should you have in your emergency kit? The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit explains them all!
- Make digital copies of important documents and save them on the cloud or a secure cell phone app in case disaster strikes.
- Have at least a one-week supply of medications in your emergency kit.
- Consider keeping a small amount of cash at home in a safe place. ATMs and credit cards may not work during a disaster when you need to purchase necessary supplies, fuel or food.
- Emergency Preparedness
You can cope with a disaster by being prepared before the disaster strikes. Create an emergency supply kit!
- Fire Stations
The City of West Hollywood is served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
- El Nino Information
Information about the El Nino Storm System and how residents and businesses can prepare.
- Gas Leaks
Shut off the main gas valve only if you suspect a leak because of broken pipes or the odor or sound of leaking natural gas.
- Pet Preparedness
Keep your pet safe with this guide to emergency pet care, local laws and city animal shelter and resources.
- Terrorism Preparedness
The American Red Cross Disaster Services has provided these exhaustive tips on preparing for the unexpected.
- Emergency Mass Notification System
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency.
- Earthquake Safety Guide
Earthquakes are one of the most potentially destructive natural disasters, often wreaking significant havoc when they strike.
- Other Resources
Many public safety-related resources are available on the internet. The City of West Hollywood Public Safety Division has provided a few of them as a service to the community.