Emergency Preparedness

Be Prepared South Gate

Are you and your family prepared for an earthquake or other major emergency? Advanced planning and preparedness can help reduce the dangers of injury or loss of life during a disaster.

For tips on how to prepare and stay safe, visit Ready.gov.

Notify Me

The City of South Gate has an email and text message notification system to alert you during an emergency. To register, visit the Notify Me webpage, enter your email or phone number, and subscribe to the Alert Center icon.


Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) is a program offered by the South Gate Police Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Visit our CERT page to learn more about the training program and to register for an upcoming class.

ShakeAlertLA App

ShakeAlertLA sends alerts to users within Los Angeles County that an earthquake of greater than magnitude 5.0 or level IV intensity has been detected and that they may soon feel shaking. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and available in both English and Spanish. You can also use this app to prepare for an earthquake, get details on recent earthquakes, and find help after an earthquake. This app is brought to you by Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles, and built on the ShakeAlert system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Click here to download.