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City Urges Community Members to Stay Informed about Local Fires & Review Emergency Preparedness Plans

Post Date:November 09, 2018 3:38 PM

CityHallSeveral fires are currently burning in the Southern California region. This includes the Woolsey Fire, which is burning in Northwest Los Angeles County and in Ventura County, and the Hill Fire, which is burning in the Santa Rosa Valley in Ventura County.

There is no immediate threat for the City of West Hollywood.

Within Los Angeles County, mandatory evacuation is now in effect for all of the City of Malibu, and all areas south of 101 Freeway from the Ventura County line to Las Virgenes Road/Malibu Canyon Road, southward to the ocean due to Woolsey Fire.

The City of West Hollywood is served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which is providing timely updates on Twitter @LACoFDPIO www.twitter.com/lacofdpio. This includes details about telephone information lines that have been set up regarding specific fires, evacuation updates, and containment updates. Los Angeles County evacuation information is available by visiting www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire. Ventura County emergency information is available at www.VCEmergency.com.

Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification called Alert LA County, which is used to contact residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages, or e-mail messages in case of emergency. City of West Hollywood residents are encouraged to sign up for updates at www.lacounty.gov/emergency/alert-la and to follow the City of West Hollywood’s regular updates on Twitter at @wehocity www.twitter.com/wehocity.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a Smoke Advisory noting that the Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire are affecting air quality in the Western San Fernando Valley and Northwest Coastal Los Angeles County; this advisory does not directly impact the City of West Hollywood at this time, but winds can change and smoke and particles may travel. Sensitive individuals, such as those with heart disease, asthma, or other respiratory disease, should follow recommendations to avoid unnecessary outdoor exposure and to limit physical exertion (whether indoor or outdoor), such as exercise. Updates will be provided at www.twitter.com/lapublichealth.

The City of West Hollywood encourages community members to review emergency preparedness plans. Plan ahead with neighbors, family members, and for pets and refresh emergency supply kits, water, and food supplies.

For emergency services and disaster preparedness tips, please visit www.weho.org/publicsafety.

For more information, please contact Lily Campbell, the City of West Hollywood’s Emergency Management Coordinator at (323) 848-6831 or at lcampbell@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for News Updates at www.weho.org/email.

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