To better prepare Los Angeles County residents for emergencies and/or disasters, please see the below emergency information that lists critical resources, tips and facts to equip and alert residents on how to best respond and recover. For questions and further information, please refer to the emergency section of the County of Los Angeles website.
Novel Coronavirus Preparedness and Response
The Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau is working with Los Angeles County and our local tourism partners to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-2019) outbreak. Currently, the health risk to the general public in California remains low. Click here to read updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in response to reports of a novel (new) coronavirus. We will continue to share key updates as they are received.
- For the latest travel alerts, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) web page with COVID-2019 Information for Travel
- For facts about COVID-2019, visit the U.S. Travel Association’s page here
- Read about healthy travel practices here
The Latest Message from U.S. Travel Association
From the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been highly engaged with public health authorities, key government officials at the White House and other critical agencies. While the latest message from U.S. health and security officials acknowledges the possibility of the virus spreading within the United States, we are confident that appropriate measures are in place to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate its impact.
At this time, authorities have not issued any guidance that is specific to travel and meetings in the U.S.
- The U.S. government has issued warnings for travel to Italy, Japan, South Korea and Iran in addition to China. For the latest travel alerts, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) web page with COVID-2019 Information for Travel.
- When it comes to the American public, the CDC is consistent in its precaution to practice every day preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, as typical in the current flu and respiratory disease season.
- We are also closely monitoring how upcoming global trade shows and conferences are preparing for, responding to and messaging around COVID-19. Decisions around whether to hold trade shows and conferences vary from event to event. However, global travel trade shows, including ITB Berlin, are continuing as planned.
- We are coordinating with economists to understand how this rapidly evolving situation may impact both the travel industry and the trade show industry. Our forthcoming Travel Trends Index, to be distributed March 3, will include analysis from January 2020 that will inform projections for the next six months.
-Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association
Important Numbers and Websites (local)
- Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors
– Main administration office: 424-526-7777 (M–Th, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; closed Fridays)
– Boat slip vacancies and boat storage: 424-526-7890
– Guest boat docks at Burton Chace Park: 424-526-7910
– Twitter: @LACDBH
- Los Angeles County Fire Department
– Twitter: @LACoFDPIO
- Los Angeles County Lifeguards
– Twitter: @LACoLifeguards
- Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management
– Survival Guide – County of Los Angeles
– Twitter: @ReadyLACounty
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Beach Closure and Advisory)
– Beach Closure Hotline: 800-525-5662 or 626-430-5360 (M–F, 8–5)
– 24-Hour Hotline: 888-700-9995
– Twitter: @LAPublicHealth
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (Flood control, road maintenance, etc.)
– Main Line: 626-458-5100 (M–Th, 7 a.m–5 p.m.; closed Fridays)
– After Hours: 800-675-4357
- Los Angeles International Airport
– Twitter: @flyLAXairport
- Marina del Rey Sheriff
– Main Line: 310-482-6000
– Twitter: @MDRLASD
- Marina del Rey Fire Station #110
– Main Line: 310-823-3773
- Ready LA
- Southern California Edison
– Main Line: 800-655-4555
- U.S. Coastguard
– Main Line: 310-823-2300
- Animal Control (Marina del Rey/L.A. County injured animal emergencies): 310-523-9566
Stay up-to-date about occurrences, important notices, emergency details and more by subscribing to the following newsletters or alerts.
- Alert LA County
- California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
- National Weather Service
- ShakeAlertLA App
In the event of a major earthquake, it’s important to be properly prepared. Emergency responders recommend residents have a survival kit to last least three days or more. Please use the links below as resources for earthquake preparedness.
– American Red Cross (earthquake)
– Earthquake Country Alliance
To best prepare for weather conditions, Los Angeles County has compiled a list of resources and preparedness tips. For high winds, check here. For storm preparation, check here. For Cooling Centers during extreme heat, check here.
Residents are encouraged to be aware of tsunami alerts and designated evacuation routes in the event of a tsunami. Please use the links below as resources for tsunami preparedness.
– About Tsunamis
– Prepare for a Tsunami (article by KPCC). To see the official tsunami evacuation route for Marina del Rey, click here.
– National Tsunami Warning Center