For information on active emergencies, visit our Emergency page. 


Disaster response and preparedness doesn’t end with the rescue efforts. It takes months, even sometimes years, to fully recover from a major incident. Roads and houses need to be rebuilt. Belongings need to be replaced. Routines need to be re-established.

Having a solid disaster plan includes planning for all sorts of possibilities, including the loss of your home, your job, or your means of transportation, as well as the toll that disaster stress can take on you and your family. Our tip-sheet Planning for the Aftermath [PDF, 147Kb] can help you think about the possibilities and plan accordingly. Remember, disasters don’t discriminate.


Visit the links below to learn how you can apply for and obtain assistance from disaster-relief organizations and federal agencies, and download our tip-sheet Post-Disaster Assistance [PDF, 177Kb] to have information about these resources close-at-hand when needed.

Don't wait until disaster strikes - you should familiarize yourself with the available options now, while general information is easy to obtain, to help streamline your process later should you need to apply for aid. Remember this is not an exhaustive list, and many other sources of aid and assistance may be available during the recovery period.

Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

All County of Los Angeles residents ages 12 or older are eligible to receive one of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. The approved vaccines are safe, effective and free, regardless of immigration status.  

  • Visit MyTurn to find a vaccination site near you.

California Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

Los Angeles County COVID-19 FAQs

CDC: When You've Been Vaccinated guidance