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Emergency Notification Systems

Emergency Apps & Websites you need!

There are now several Emergency Apps that you can subscribe to for FREE to be notified of various emergency conditions.

Local Emergency Notification – The City of Los Angeles strongly recommends subscribing to the following systems:

In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert. That is why the City of Los Angeles will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or property. The best way to ensure you receive alerts is NotifyLA.

  NotifyLA    Create an account to receive urgent notifications about local emergencies by phone, email, and/or text message. Subscribe to alerts for your neighborhood, schools, businesses, media, and other interest areas.
Log in to manage your settings    Learn more about NotifyLA

  Nixle    Text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in or sign up online to receive email, text or voice messages with alerts and advisories from local law enforcement. This will sign you up to receive alerts from all agencies using Nixle in your zip code. Sign in to modify your location or settings. List of local agencies using Nixle.

Earthquake Alerts

  ShakeAlert ® – An Earthquake Early Warning System using the MyShake app – Available on Apple App Store or Google Play.Earthquake Early Warning now available publicly in California. Have earthquake information at your fingertips, see damage reports shared by citizen scientists like you, help build a global seismic network.

Notifications of emergency response events near you.

  Citizen: Citizen is a safety network and mobile application designed to open the 911 and emergency response systems of cities, providing crime and safety alerts, real-time incident updates, and live user-generated video streams. Available on Apple App Store or Google Play.

  PulsePoint: In addition to nearby “CPR-needed” notifications, users can choose to be notified of significant events that may impact their family. These informational notifications provide an early and automatic heads-up to local threats such as wildland fires, flooding and utility emergencies. Apple App Store or Google Play.

Social Media Apps & Web Pages

LAFD Alerts: You can subscribe to receive LAFD Alerts by email or visit their webpage for updates. You can choose your area or receive alerts city-wide. For Sun Valley, you are in the Valley Bureau.

Nextdoor is a free private social network for your neighborhood community. Most areas are now already divided up into “neighborhoods” where you can post questions, concerns or observations regarding your community. You can view it on your computer or download it as an app for your smart phone.

Facebook: there are many groups within Facebook that are concerned with Emergency Preparedness and social issues for your community. You usually need to request to join. Also, please be respectful in what you post. Observe the types of posts that are helpful for that group. Just a few are:

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