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Greuel to audit LA disaster plan after Irene

Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel sits down with Adrienne Alpert for Eyewitness Newsmakers.

August 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel says she is auditing the city's emergency disaster plans in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

In a statement released on Monday, Greuel said the audit will help ensure the safety of L.A. residents in the event of a major disaster such as an earthquake, flood or fire.

In 2008 the city controller's office found the city lacks an overall strategic plan to respond to natural disasters. Greuel says her audit will look at the progress the city has made since then.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.