Earthquake Preparedness Reminders

Earthquake Preparedness Reminders
Posted on 07/30/2020
Contact Person:  Mandy Wong, Public Safety Supervisor
Email:  mwong@cityofrosemead.org
Phone:  (626) 569-2168



Earthquake Preparedness Reminders

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred at 4:29 a.m. local time this morning, in the northern San Fernando Valley region, which is about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The City wants to encourage our residents and businesses to use this incident as a reminder to prepare for a natural disaster.  Please take this as a warning and evaluate your emergency evacuation plan and take inventory of your emergency kits and supplies.

There may be a delay in emergency services in the event of a large-scale earthquake; freeways and streets may be impassable, and public services and utilities may be interrupted for days, weeks, or months.  Therefore, everyone should prepare to meet their own essential daily needs for an extended period at work, home, or on the road.

Below are essential suggestions to include in your emergency kits:

  • Water (one gallon per person and pet per day at least for 5 to 10 days);
  • Food (for a minimum of 5 to 10 days—don’t forget pet food);
  • First aid kit;
  • Flashlight(s) (and extra batteries);
  • Radio (and extra batteries);
  • Medications (prescription and non-prescription);
  • Cash and important documents (birth certificates, tax returns, deeds, titles, and insurance papers);
  • Clothing and sturdy shoes;
  • Tools (hammer, wrench, pliers, duct tape, sturdy gloves, whistle, etc.);
  • Sanitation and hygiene supplies;
  • Fire extinguisher;
  • Large heavy-duty trash bags; and
  • Emergency Plan/Emergency Contact Information.

The best way to survive a natural disaster is to prepare. Please take all precautionary measures to keep you, your families, or employees safe.  For more information on disaster preparedness, please contact Mandy Wong, Public Safety Supervisor at mwong@cityofrosemead.org, or via phone at (626) 569-2168.