Preparing Angelenos During El Niño and Future Emergencies
Posted by Councilmember Englander on November 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Earlier this week, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an Executive Directive to ensure the City of Los Angeles is fully prepared for the heavy rainfall and potential impacts of this season's El Niño weather pattern.
The 14th Executive Directive creates an El Niño Task Force, led by the Emergency Management Department and comprised of thirteen City departments, will focus on the short- and long-term planning specific to the heavy rain, flooding, erosion, and debris flow associated with El Niño.
Mayor Garcetti also announced the new enhancements within the City giving all Angelenos the ability to respond effectively in the event of an emergency. Los Angeles cell phone users will now be able to use any functioning network during an emergency, regardless of a customer's service provider.
I encourage all Angelenos to register with NotifyLA, the City’s mass notification system to find extensive information about storm and emergency preparedness. Once an individual registers, they will receive information via voice, text, or email message alerts only if their geographic area is impacted by an emergency. To register, go towww.ElNinoLA.com.
Click here to read the Executive Directive.
-Mitchell Englander, Chair Public Safety Committee
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