When I called 2-1-1 because someone told me they could help with nutrition, I never expected to get fresh food. They sent me to a food pantry where I got 3 onions, 4 potatoes, 4 bananas, orange, brown rice, black beans, 3 artichokes, raspberries, packaged lettuce for salad, carrots, purple cabbage, and chicken breast. I called 2-1-1 again right away and asked if I could go back to the pantry again and they told me I could go every week if I needed food. I would never have found about this if it weren’t for the people at 2-1-1!
California Tsunami Warning Response
Los Angeles, CA
March 11, 2011
The network of 2-1-1 providers in California is currently responding to calls related to the tsunami generated by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WCTWC) issued a Tsunami Warning for the California coast. 2-1-1s are preparing to respond to potential coastal flooding.
For the latest information, please visit the California Emergency Management Agency.
There are several resources available to aid in contacting or located family and friends in Japan.
The Google Person Finder site is now available.
If you have the mobile phone number of your family member in the affected areas, you may utilize the following services to check whether he/she has registered his/her message(s) on this service. Services are available in English and Japanese.
Please note that when you enter the mobile phone number for search on the webpage, you should remove the country code 0081 and add 0 at the beginning. For example, if you dial the number internationally as follows, 0081-90-8877-6655, enter it into the website as: 090-887-6655.