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Emergency Preparedness Brochures

Shelter In Place

The Shelter In Place brochure features information on how to keep safe during a Community Alert Siren by "sheltering in place."  This brochure is sponsored by the City of Torrance, ExxonMobil, and the Torrance Unified School District.  For more information on Shelter In Place and emergency preparedness, please visit and

Download a pdf version. (English)

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

This popular 32-page earthquake science and preparedness handbook was first published in 1995 by the Southern California Earthquake Center, and with the Spring 2006 update is now available in both English and Spanish. The handbook features current scientific understanding of when and where earthquakes will occur in Southern California, and how the ground will shake as a result. Updated maps of earthquakes, faults, and potential shaking are included as well as instructions on how to get information after earthquakes.

Download a pdf verison. (English)

Download a pdf verison. (Spanish)