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Big Picture Preparedness: Emergency Resources

Culver City is prone to 13 of 16 possible natural and man-made disasters and threats. The City is particularly vulnerable to the destructive effects of wildfire, flooding, mudslides, and earthquakes.

Culver City

First and foremost, residents should prepare themselves to address such threats by visiting the Culver City Emergency Preparedness webpage for resources to build an emergency plan, emergency kit, get involved with recovery and preparation efforts and more. To start, take a peek at the Community Guide to Public Alerts and Warnings (PDF) and Residential Survival Guide (PDF) for deep briefings on the local resources available to you.

Additionally, you should register your cell phone number, home phone number and email address with Everbridge, the City of Culver City's official emergency mass notification system. Everbridge will be used to send voice messages, text messages and emails to residents and businesses during times of emergencies and disasters. You can also review the Community Guide to Public Alerts and Warnings (PDF) and Residential Survival Guide (PDF) for deep briefings on the local resources available to you.

Next, review the County, State and Federal government resources below to enhance your preparedness and recovery efforts. The City invites our community to share resources and information on local groups as well.

Los Angeles County

Know Your Neighbors

Regardless of the emergency at hand, it is important to know your neighbors. In the event of a disaster, they may just be the first ones who can help as emergency response teams may get delayed and they know where you live and will have a better idea of what you might need.

Educational Materials Library

The County has compiled a range of individual-specific guides that’s clear and easy for anyone to use. Visit the ‘Educational Materials Library’ webpage for toolkits, plans, factsheets, FAQs and more. There are event tips for managing fear, stress and pets during an emergency.

A comprehensive Los Angeles County Emergency Preparedness Guide is also available in 10 languages, providing helpful information on how to prepare, respond, and recover during disasters.

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

A grantee for federally-funded disaster assistance programs, Cal OES’ Recovery Section manages disaster recovery and provides assistance to individuals, businesses, schools and local governments affected by disasters.

Whether you’re interested in learning about state resources available for you or your family, business or more, Cal OES’ has a plan for you:

Public Safety Power Shutoff: When there are potentially dangerous weather conditions in fire-prone areas, Southern California Edison may call for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). This means that SCE will proactively turn off power in high-fire-risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. Visit the SCE webpage to learn more about PSPS

Federal Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The mission of FEMA is to support citizens and first responders. Additionally, it strives to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Below are some helpful resources:

Long Term Community Recovery Planning Process: A Self-Help Guide: Created in 2005, this guide provides a framework for long-term community recovery that has been used by FEMA and its technical advisors over the past several years. The guide focuses on the long-term recovery issues and strategies to address those needs.


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