Emergency Preparedness

In the event of a disaster, local officials and relief workers may be delayed in responding to a crisis. Everyone should be prepared to sustain themselves for at least 72 hours. In the City of Redondo Beach, we are subject to earthquakes, fires, floods, landslides, hazardous spills, and tsunami’s. 

Emergency Preparation

Prepare your family to be ready to handle any disaster, because knowing what to do and being prepared is your best protection. All of us bear the responsibility for being prepared. Check out the Emergency Preparedness Checklist (PDF) to help better prepare yourself and your family. For more preparedness tips, visit http://www.ready.gov/.

El Nino

The Public Works Department has information regarding how the City is preparing for the El Nino Winter Season and Preparation Measures for Residents. Visit the Preparing for El Nino page for helpful information on the Winter Season. 

Tsunami Information

Based upon the frequency of historical tsunami, the probability of occurrence of a tsunami in any time period in Redondo Beach is rare.  In the unlikely event one does occur, the Redondo Beach Fire Department recommends the following evacuation routes:

  • Residents and visitors West of Harbor Drive and West of Esplanade, proceed East bound to Prospect Boulevard, traveling on Herondo, Beryl to Flagler to 190th, Torrance Boulevard, Knob Hill, Avenue D and Avenue I to PCH Southbound
  • Redondo Beach Escape Route (PDF)
  • Tsunami Inundation Map (PDF)
The goal is to get to higher ground and away from the ocean by the most expeditious means possible.  More information can be found by downloading the Tsunami Awareness and Safety (PDF) document.

Other Helpful Links and Contact Information

General Emergency Information

Information regarding recent public health threats and events as well as information on the many threatening diseases and agents.

Blood Donations: (800) 448-3543
Volunteer: (800) 801-8092

Natural Disasters

Information on health programs and issues. Specific pages for bioterrorism preparedness and response information and acute communicable diseases are available.

Information regarding recent public health threats and events as well as information on many threatening diseases and pathogens.

Information about health issues facing America today.

  • Other Assistance
Grief counseling: 514 North Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach
(310) 374-6323

Blood Donations: (800) GIVE-LIFE, Little Company of Mary Hospital (310) 540-7676, Torrance Memorial Medical Center (310) 517-4647
Other Donations: (800) HELP-NOW or (800) 257-7575 (en Español), American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles (213) 739-5267 or by mail to:
American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles
2700 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(make checks payable to "Red Cross" and label "Disaster Relief")

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