Los Angeles Emergency Text & Email Notification sign up: https://signup2.tfcci.com/
SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS
This page may be used to register your cell phone number and e-mail address with the Alert LA County Emergency Mass Notification System.
Listed and unlisted land line telephone numbers are already included in the database and do not need to be registered.
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency. The system, called Alert LA County, will be used by the County’s Emergency Operations Center to notify residents and businesses of emergencies or critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuations. The system utilizes the telephone companies’ 911 database and is able to contact land-line telephone numbers, whether listed or unlisted. If the call is picked up by an answering machine, the system will leave a recorded message. If the number called is busy or does not answer, the system will redial the number in an attempt to deliver the message. The system is also TTY/TDD compatible.
Because the Alert LA County system uses the 911 database, land-line numbers are automatically included in the system.
Pet Preparedness for Emergencies
Have a rescue alert sticker (click here : http://www.petsathome.info/products/1st-responder-sticker ) visible in one of your home’s windows that lists the number and species of animals residing in your home. If you evacuate with your animals during an emergency, and time allows, write “Evacuated” across the alert sticker.
Make sure your pets are microchipped and have proper identification. This is the single most important step you can take to ensure that you and your companion animals will be reunited if you are separated.
Don’t forget to include alternate contacts with the microchip registration, such as your cell phone number and phone numbers for an out-of-area relative so that you can still be contacted in the case of an evacuation.
Horse and Large Animal Preparedness for Emergencies
1. Make sure your horse is identifiable with a bracelet and microchip. Despite your best efforts, your horse may run off or be separated from you. An ID bracelet can be purchased online or you can make your own with your contact information. Place the bracelet round the horse’s back foot. A microchip can be scanned and easily locate you through a database. The odds will be much better for reuniting you and your horse!
2. Plan for an evacuation. Train your horse to load into a trailer.
3. Identify alternate ways that you can trailer and/or walk your horse(s) to nearby stables or other designated safety zones.
4. Pre-arrange for boarding at stables outside the City of Los Angeles, if possible. LA Animal Services can only provide evacuation sheltering for equines at Los Angeles Fire Department identified mandatory evacuation areas. You, as the animal owner, are responsible to plan ahead and find alternative stables that can accept your animal in case of evacuation orders.
5. Have a surplus of feed available. Don’t let yourself get down to the last bale when disaster strikes.
6. Have an emergency three day supply of water available (use drums or barrels).
7. Keep a leather halter near the corral that’s easy to find for emergency responders in case you are not able to evacuate your horses yourself. A nylon halter is not recommended because it can cause serious burns.
8. Never turn your horse or livestock loose during a wildfire. You do not know how they will react and they could be dangerous to you or others. If you have to evacuate without your animals, keep them in a safe fenced paddock until the threat passes or emergency help arrives.
Los Angeles Animal Services: http://www.laanimalservices.com/general-information/emergency-preparedness/
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