New map by L.A. Controller highlights natural disaster impacts, preparedness

New map by L.A. Controller highlights natural disaster impacts, preparedness
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an interactive map today that highlights the types of natural disasters that the city may be vulnerable to as part of Emergency Preparedness Month.

The map, titled "Get Ready, L.A.," provides information on heat waves, wildfires, floods and earthquakes, and notes how residents can prepare for emergencies.

"As climate change continues to impact weather patterns, the question isn't, `Will I ever need to prepare for an unexpected crisis?' but `when will it happen?"' Galperin said. `With Emergency Preparedness Month coming to an end, I want to remind all Angelenos that they can take measures today to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities by getting ready for unexpected natural disasters."

Galperin encouraged residents to stay prepared for emergencies by making plans, assembling emergency kits, signing up for emergency alerts and exploring local resources.

The map can be viewed at lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/get-ready-la/.

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