STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the Great Shakeout

“People around the world are participating in the Great ShakeOut drill today, as we remind ourselves to be ready in the event of a major earthquake. I am glad that so many Angelenos are participating, because in Los Angeles we know that a big quake is a matter of ‘when,’ not ‘if.’ We just have to be prepared, and our city is taking proactive steps to save lives and property. Last year I signed into law the strongest earthquake safety measures in America. We’re making buildings and infrastructure more secure, fortifying our water system, and creating new partnerships in telecom, transportation, and disaster response to make all of our communities more resilient.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti

To learn more about the Great ShakeOut Drill and how to participate, go to www.shakeout.org/california