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Posted on: January 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Red Flag Warning for Malibu 4PM Thurs, Jan 14 to 4PM Fri, Jan 15

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Red Flag Warning for LA County including Malibu 4pm thursday, january 14 - 4pm friday, january 15 due to Strong wind, low humidities, very high temperatures

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger conditions forecast in the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties from 4:00 PM Thursday, January 14, to 4:00 PM Friday, January 15, due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and unseasonably high temperatures. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for mountains, valleys, and coastal areas from 6:00 AM on Thursday to 3:00 PM on Friday. North winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected with gusts up to 35 mph. 


Gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Tree limbs could be blown down and power outages may result. Residents should secure outdoor objects, and motorists should use extra caution when driving.

Trancas Canyon Park and Charmlee Wilderness Parks are closed during Red Flag Warning conditions. 


IMPACTS

Increased risk of fire ignitions due to strong winds downing trees and powerlines; Increased risk of power outages. If fire ignition occurs, conditions will be favorable for very rapid fire growth, extreme fire behavior, and long range spotting bringing a significant threat to life and property. Hazardous road conditions, potential traffic signal outages, debris in the roadway. 

The LA County Fire Department will have augmented staffing, ready for deployment and on-duty resources have been pre-identified for strike team mobility based upon the need.

The City is coordinating with LA County Sheriff’s, Fire, Public Works Departments, Caltrans and other partner agencies, is monitoring fire conditions and will send out alerts as needed. 

City Public Works is out patrolling City streets and canyon roads in Malibu monitoring for downed power lines, tree branches, road hazards, and clearing debris from roadways.


BE PREPARED

Residents should be prepared for potential wildfires and power outages associated with high winds, and potential evacuations if a fire occurs. Potential for malfunctioning traffic signals. Always approach an intersection where traffic signals are out as if it is an all-way stop sign. Watch for branches and other debris in the roadway.

Please check on neighbors and friends who are elderly, disabled or have mobility challenges. Check the Malibu Emergency Survival Guide for tips on preparing for evacuations: www.MalibuCity.org/SurvivalGuide

Evacuation Zones: To see the City’s Evacuation Plan, Evacuation Zones, and to look up what Evacuation Zone you live in, visit www.MalibuCity.org/Evac

Monitor fire weather conditions: https://www.weather.gov/lox

See all current City of Malibu emergency, weather, traffic and utility alerts: www.MalibuCity.org/alerts

Sign up to receive City of Malibu emergency, weather, traffic and utility alerts by text and email: www.MalibuCity.org/news.  

Sign up for LA County emergency alerts: https://lacounty.gov/emergency/alert-la

Power outages: For information on how to prepare for SCE Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) power outages, visit www.MalibuCity.org/PSPS. Check current power outages with SCE’s outage map: https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps

 

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