Storm Preparation for Woolsey Fire
Following a wildfire, soil conditions are known to produce rock and debris flows. These flows form rapidly, and can be particularly devastating during high-intensity rainfall. Additionally, areas that are not typically prone to flooding may now be at new risk due to higher than usual flows in nearby streams and creeks.
In preparation of upcoming rain events, staff will clear storm drains throughout the City as they continually monitor rainfall and stream flow for potential rockslides and mudslides, particularly in the heavily burned areas.
Sandbags will be made available to Malibu Residents at local Los Angeles County Fire Stations while supplies last.
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.
For the latest local weather forecasts, visit the National Weather Service (NWS) website at www.weather.gov and enter “Malibu” in the box in the upper left section of the page.
More information from the City of Malibu http://www.malibucity.org/woolsey