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City of Malibu Emergency Services
Thursday January 17th, 2019 :: 06:46 a.m. PST


UPDATE (1/17/19 6:45 AM) - Peak rainfall rates of .5 - .75" & gusty winds expected today 5AM-1PM. Possible mud/debris flows, flooding

UPDATE (1/17/19 6:45 AM) - Peak rainfall rates of .5 - .75" & gusty winds expected today 5AM-1PM. Be prepared for flooding, mud/debris flows, dangerous road conditions, power outages, evacuations. Malibu & Topanga Cyns closed. Malibu schools closed. 

Regular updates will be posted in the early morning, midday and early evening, in addition to any new events. 

Malibu Canyon Road remains closed between Civic Center Way and Piuma Road following rock slides Wednesday evening. Crews will be conducting risk assessments for more slides as visibility conditions improve. Malibu Knolls residents with ID may pass through the Civic Center road closure.

Topanga Canyon is closed in both directions between PCH and Grandview as crews work to clear debris. There is no estimated time for reopening the road.

Decker Canyon was closed preemptively on January 11 in advance of the current series of storms and will remain closed throughout the storm's duration.

PCH is currently open within Malibu city limits. 

The US Geological Survey reported a minor 2.8 magnitude earthquake at 12:35 AM, Thursday, January 17 in the area of Trancas Canyon. No damage has been reported. City Public Works are assessing the area.

Malibu schools will remain closed on Thursday, January 17.

Currently, there is heavy fog in the canyons, and rain continues. Proceed with caution on all roads, especially canyon roads, and expect water, mud, rocks and debris in the road and low visibility.

The storm system that is currently impacting the Malibu area is expected to intensify between 5:00 AM and 1:00 PM today, with rainfall rates expected to reach more than a half an inch per hour for several hours. Residents in the Woolsey Fire burn area are advised to prepare for flooding, mud, debris flows, road closures and power outages. If you are not under a mandatory evacuation, you should remain in the ready, set, go position and be prepared to leave if contacted by law enforcement. Residents should be prepared for road closures that could last for several days and should have sufficient food and medicine for all family members and pets.

Evacuations remain in place for specific properties at high risk of mud and debris flows. Residents have been directly notified by LA County Sheriff's Deputies and were sent e-notifications from the City.

City Emergency Operations will continue through the night and the City’s main phone line will be staffed. For more information call City Hall at 310-456-2489.

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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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