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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday February 13th, 2019 :: 09:08 a.m. PST



WHAT:           Winter Storm Safety
WHEN:          Wednesday, February 13, 2019 thru Thursday, February 14, 2019
WHERE:       Woolsey Fire Burn Area
NOTES:         The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a two part storm watch as rain begins Wednesday afternoon with a break in the evening, then moderate to briefly heavy rain on Thursday.  Strong Southeast winds are forecasted Wednesday, shifting to South –Southwest on Thursday.  
Areas within & adjacent to the Woolsey Fire Burn Area are at an increased risk for flooding, and mud and debris flow. Even small amounts of rain may result in significant mud and debris flows, and hazardous conditions may develop with little to no warning.  Roadway flooding is likely, especially in low lying areas, along with rocks and mud on canyon roads and below steep terrain.  Strong winds may cause tree limb damage and possible power outages. Maintain situational awareness around trees and power poles, as they can quickly fall down.  
Residents with properties that have limited access should maintain good situational awareness and monitor the condition of roadways closely.  Do not attempt to cross flowing streams and never drive through flooded roadways.  Streets may become flooded and impassible.  Identify multiple exit routes out of you property, and park your vehicle facing your primary exit route.  If you become trapped, immediately seek high ground and call 9-1-1. 
Additional resources from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Public Work, and Los Angeles County Fire Department will be patrolling the Woolsey Fire Burn Area from Wednesday morning through Thursday evening. 
Residents should take the following preparedness actions to keep themselves, their families and loved ones safe during this rain event:

  • Create a Plan: Create an evacuation plan and identify a primary exit route and a secondary exit route, ensuring your vehicle has enough gas and working wipers. If you have animals, elderly family members, or special medical needs, make accommodations beforehand to expedite travel and shelter.
  • Pack a Go-Kit: Be ready to evacuate by having an emergency kit ready and loaded in your vehicle, which should include items such as extra medication, important documents and warm clothing.
  • Stay Informed: Keep aware of road closures, changing road conditions and evacuation messages by watching local media coverage on television & radio, and following these Twitter handles: @CaltransDist7, @LASDHQ, @LHSLASD, @LACoFDPIO and @LACoPublicWorks.

All residents who live in or near the Woolsey Fire burn areas are urged to remain vigilant. For additional resources on storm preparation visit and follow #LARain and #WoolseyFire on social media.

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Alex Villanueva, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
27050 Agoura Rd
Calabasas, CA 91301

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