PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

3/31/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 033114
Subject:
City of Long Beach Statement on Earthquake Preparedness
Contact:
Reginald Harrison, Deputy City Manager
562.570.9250
Reginald.Harrison@longbeach.gov





The City of Long Beach wants the community to know that our employees train diligently to prepare for, and respond to, earthquakes and similar events.

The City's Disaster Management Bureau was formed to centralize the City's disaster management and preparedness functions to ensure that the response and recovery to major emergencies and disasters are completed in an efficient and effective manner. The DPB aligns and integrates public safety services and strengthens the collaboration of all City departments, County, State and Federal resources with responsibility for disaster preparation, response, recovery and mitigation.  

Since disasters can strike quickly and without warning, it is imperative for residents to have an emergency plan and an emergency kit with enough food, water and other supplies to survive on their own for five days after an emergency. 

The City’s Twitter account – @LongBeachCity – will be the most current source of official information that people need to know during a significant incident.

During significant incidents, the City of Long Beach will also provide official information that people need to know, via the following: