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City Urges Community Members to Stay Informed about Seismic Safety and Review Emergency Preparedness Plans

Post Date:July 11, 2019 2:01 PM

seismic tremorSeveral earthquakes recently shook the Southern California region. Even with no damages or injuries and an epicenter more than 100 miles away, the quake was felt throughout the community and the City strongly encourages community members to stay informed and be prepared for the next earthquake. 

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.

This Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of West Hollywood are offering a free seminar for West Hollywood property owners of soft story buildings. Learn about the retrofitting process, cost, financing, owner and tenant rights, compliance requirements, and compliance deadlines for the City of West Hollywood’s seismic ordinance. Get your questions answered and find out more information about available resources. For more information and to RSVP’s for the seminar, please send your inquiries to info@wehochamber.com. For details about the City’s Seismic Program, please visit www.weho.org/seismic, call (323) 848-6848 or email SeismicProgram@weho.org.

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.

During emergencies, the City of West Hollywood is served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which provides timely updates on Twitter @LACoFDPIO www.twitter.com/lacofdpio.

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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