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City of Malibu Emergency Services
Monday November 19th, 2018 :: 03:13 p.m. PST


Rain expected Wed, Nov. 21 with potential mudslides & rockslides in Woolsey Fire areas

The National Weather Service (NWS) advises that a Pacific storm system is expected to bring widespread rainfall to Southwest California on Wednesday, November 21, mainly from Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night, and tapering to showers on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day).

At this time, rainfall is generally expected to be light to moderate with this storm, but in the Woolsey Fire area, there is a strong possibility of rockslides and mudslides, especially along PCH, canyon roads, and areas near Malibu Creek.

If rockslides or mudslides threaten public safety, a new evacuation order may be necessary. All residents are urged to comply with any such evacuation orders and evacuate the area as quickly as possible. Residents with limited connectivity who may not receive alerts should consider pre-evacuating. Protecting your life is most important.

Sandbags, shovels, and sand are available at all local Malibu fire stations while supplies last. Residents must fill their own bags and are limited to 25 per household.

County Engineering teams are assessing property needs throughout the City and will leave documentation indicating whether the property requires more than 25 sandbags. If so, that document can be presented at the fire station to allow residents to fill more than the maximum 25 bags. However, residents should not wait for this assessment before picking up sandbags.

In anticipation of possible evacuations, residents should also be mindful of the following to protect their property:

  • Leave gates open
  • Keep  parked vehicles away from potential slide areas
  • Make sure trash cans are not left on streets
Motorists should allow extra time and be prepared for significant travel delays if road closures develop. Motorists should also be aware of rocks and other debris in the roads, particularly along PCH and canyon roads, and proceed with extreme caution.

City of Malibu Emergency Services
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-456-2489

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