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Make an Emergency Plan
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Build a Disaster Kit
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Stay Informed
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Welcome to the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) Program. RYLAN is designed to help you, your family, and your neighborhood prepare for disaster. There are a variety of things you can do to increase your readiness. It provides the tools to prepare and organize your neighborhood to respond together in that first hour after a disaster to reduce injuries, protect your property and the environment, and most importantly, to save lives.



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Preparing yourself, family, and your neighborhood reduces the serious impacts of disaster. Prepare for emergencies that can occur at home, work, or in transit. Many activities are free of cost and take only minutes.

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Host a Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) meeting*. You and your neighbors will create a response plan. You will learn what to do in the first hour of a disaster, when the most lives and property can be saved.

*Virtual or in-person options available.

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Disasters can overwhelm the capacity of 9-1-1. Neighbors become your best source of help. Your confidence as responders will increase as you practice using your Response Plan. Schedule your practice exercise.

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Sign up for the City’s emergency notification program, Notify LA. When disasters occur, the City will alert you with specific instructions on what to do. Text READY to 888-777 to sign up. You can also follow EMD on social media at @ReadyLA.

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Create and practice a personal communication plan that includes local, out of state, and other important emergency contacts.

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Enroll in FREE preparedness training classes offered by our partner agencies, such as First Aid, CPR, Amateur Radio, Active Shooter Survival, Stop the Bleed, Community Emergency Response Team training, etc. to enhance your readiness skills.

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