Archives for March 2010


200 North Spring Street, Room 1533
Los Angeles, CA 90012
TTY: 213-473-6296


March 1, 2010

The magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck Conception, Chile on Saturday, February 27, is estimated to have affected 1.5 million Chileans and severely damaged over 500,000 homes.
Many Angelenos have family members and friends who live in Chile and they are anxiously awaiting some news about the status of their loved ones. For information or updates please contact:

The State Department
(888) 407-4747
(202) 647-5225

Los Angeles Chilean Consulate General
Phone:(323) 933-3697
email address:

Washington, D.C. Chilean Consulate General
(202)- 530-4104
(202)- 530-4106
(202)- 530-4107

email address:

If you are interested in making a monetary donation to help the residents of Chile the Los Angeles Consulate General Office has posted a list of relief agencies on their website at:

Just scroll down and click on Aid Organizations for a complete list. Or you can make a donation to the following:

American Red Cross
Contact 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish), or mail your donation with the designation to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or contact Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles at (310) 445-2685.

In the wake of the Chilean earthquake tragedy, Angelenos are urged to take a moment to review their own emergency disaster plans. If you do not have one, start by visiting and learn how you can prepare your family, workplace, business and community before a disaster occurs.

Remember, we live in Los Angeles and it’s not a question of if a disaster will happen, it’s a matter of when. Ask yourself, am I prepared? It’s time to get ready LA.

About the Emergency Management Department (EMD) The Emergency Management Department was established by ordinance in 2000 by the City Council and Mayor. EMD is dedicated to leading the City in comprehensive emergency management including: planning, mitigation, preparation, response to and recovery from natural, manmade and accidental incidents of high consequence.

For more information contact:

Veronica Hendrix
(213) 484-4894
(213) 505-5461