Several Korean-American organizations have set up a system for exchanging and disseminating information in the event of civil unrest or other disasters.
The information-relay network, established by member organizations of the Korean American Inter-Agency Council and Asian Pacific Americans for a New L.A., will facilitate information-sharing and help to dispel or verify rumors, said Robert Park, vice president of the Korean American Coalition.
Each organization will provide Korean-language information and non-emergency referrals to callers. Incident reports will be relayed to the Korean American Coalition, which will serve as a central clearinghouse.
Police and fire emergencies should be reported directly by calling 911, Park said.
Some of the organizations:
* Korean American Coalition, (213) 380-6175;
* Korean Health Education Information and Referral Center, (213) 732-5648;
* Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates, (213) 739-9050;
* Koryo Health Foundation, (213) 380-8833;
* Korean American Food and Shelter Service, (213) 464-4949;