City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 033114
City of Long Beach Statement on Earthquake Preparedness
Reginald Harrison, Deputy City Manager

The City of Long Beach wants the community to know that our employees train diligently to prepare for, and respond to, earthquakes and similar events.

The City's Disaster Management Bureau was formed to centralize the City's disaster management and preparedness functions to ensure that the response and recovery to major emergencies and disasters are completed in an efficient and effective manner. The DPB aligns and integrates public safety services and strengthens the collaboration of all City departments, County, State and Federal resources with responsibility for disaster preparation, response, recovery and mitigation.  

Since disasters can strike quickly and without warning, it is imperative for residents to have an emergency plan and an emergency kit with enough food, water and other supplies to survive on their own for five days after an emergency. 

The City’s Twitter account – @LongBeachCity – will be the most current source of official information that people need to know during a significant incident.

During significant incidents, the City of Long Beach will also provide official information that people need to know, via the following: