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disaster prepareness

©2010 Bob Foster
Help Your Family Prepare for a Disaster

The devastating earthquake and tsunami are good wake-up calls for Long Beach residents.  Are you prepared in case of a diaster?  Here are a few ways that you can be alerted and informed:

  • The Red Cross – Greater Long Beach Chapter is hosting a free Earthquake/Tsunami Preparedness Presentation on March 17 at 6pm at 3150 E. 29th St. in Long Beach. You will learn on how to make a disaster kit, make a family plan and be informed about disasters. RSVP with Chris Campbell-Jay at 562-595-6341.
  • There is a “Reverse 9-1-1″ notification system in place in Long Beach.  Your landline is automatically registered, but click here to register your cell phone.
  • The Police Department also has the Nixle system that will send you text messages or emails to your smart phone for alerts.  Click here for more information on Nixle and how to sign up.  Please note that standard text message fees apply.  You can also watch the latest Heart of the City episode below where the Mayor spoke to Chief McDonnell about Nixle.

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