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City of Malibu Emergency Services
Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 :: 06:08 p.m. PST


Winter storm forecast to bring rain to Malibu tonight (12/3/19) into tomorrow (12/4/19) with thunderstorms possible.

The National Weather Service forecasts that a Pacific storm will impact Malibu tonight, December 3 through the evening of Wednesday, December 4. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms tomorrow. Higher rates of rainfall could occur up to 0.25”/hr tomorrow afternoon. Slight chance of limited mud and debris flows near recent burn scars due to isolated thunderstorms. Another storm is forecast Friday night, December 6 into Saturday, December 7.  

As part of the City’s storm preparation plan, staff are monitoring storm conditions and crews will be patrolling and clearing roads of rocks and debris, clearing storm drains and culverts to prevent flooding, placing temporarily concrete k-rails to prevent flooding and debris flows, and pre-placing heavy equipment at areas sensitive to flooding and debris flows. Sheriffs Volunteers On Patrol (VOP) will be patrolling city streets and reporting issues. The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff is on standby and the EOC will be activated if conditions warrant. 

Residents should be prepared for hazardous driving conditions due to water, mud, rocks, and branches in the roadway, possible flooding, mud and debris flows, especially in steep hillside and canyon areas and in the Woolsey Fire burn area, and potential power outages.  

During power outages, motorists must approach all intersections where traffic signals are out as if they are all-way stop signs (come to a complete stop, then proceed).  

Free sandbags are available at all Fire Stations in Malibu and Zuma Beach Lifeguard Headquarters. Plastic sandbags are prohibited in the City of Malibu, please use burlap only.  

In case of power outages, residents should use a battery, solar or hand-crank radios or car radios to monitor weather and emergency information on KBUU 99.1 FM, KNX 1070 AM and other news stations, since radios will continue to function when power is out. Have back up batteries for cell phones and tablets. Make sure you know how to open your garage door manually and make sure your driveway gate can open, or leave it open.  

Do not attempt to cross flowing streams and flooded roadways. If you become trapped call 911 and seek high ground. 

Create a Plan: Create an evacuation plan and identify a primary exit route and a secondary exit route. Keep your vehicle gas tank full. If you have family members with disabilities, mobility issues or are dependent on medical devices or have animals, consider leaving the area early.  

Pack a Go-Kit: Have an emergency supplies kit ready including prescription medication, important documents, extra warm clothing, cash, and other necessities.  

Stay Informed: Keep aware of road closures, changing road conditions and any evacuation messages by monitoring local news and social media including these Twitter accounts: @CityMalibu, @CaltransDist7, @LASDHQ, @LHSLASD, @LACoFDPIO and @LACoPublicWorks, @NWSLosAngeles, @ReadyLACounty.  

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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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