Communication During and After a Bioterrorism Event


To better communicate with the public during a life threatening emergency, the following methods will be used:

HOTLINES:
City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services
(562) 570-4499

Provides up to date information on communicable disease activities and other Public Health Emergencies.

City Emergency Information Line
(562) 570-5252

Provides recorded Long Beach-related information, and will be updated periodically during a major emergency.

Long Beach Police Information Line
(562) 570-5566

Provides recorded information on the latest terrorist threats. Anyone with information regarding suspicious or possible terrorist activity can call the
Police Department's Terrorism Information Line (562) 570-5593

REVERSE 911
Long Beach has implemented a Community Emergency Notification System.The Community Emergency Notification System allows the City's 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center to rapidly notify residents and businesses by telephone. In the event of an emergency, an operator int he 9-1-1 Center can identify the affected neighborhood or region of the city and record a message that describes the situation. The Reverse 9-1-1 system will automatically call listed and unlisted telephone numbers within the affected area and deliver the recorded message. If phone lines are busy, the system will attempt to redial those numbers to make contact. If an answering machine picks up the call, the emergency message will be left on the machine.
Sign up for Reverse 911 click here.

TELEVISION:
LBTV (Charter Communications Channel 3 and Verizon FiOS Channel 21)

Source of information during a major emergency, carrying live local press conferences and updated information. In an emergency, LBTV provides a service to Long Beach and will post Long Beach-related information across the bottom of the screen.
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RADIO:
KKJZ (88.1 FM)
Will provide Long Beach-related information as it becomes available and verified.

KFWB (AM 980), KNX (AM 1070), and KFI (AM 640)
Will provide area-wide information during emergencies.