RED FLAG WARNING FOR LA & VENTURA COUNTIES, INCLUDING MALIBU WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16,
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. HIGH WIND WARNING ALSO IN EFFECT STARTING TUESDAY at 7:00 PM. BE PREPARED FOR POTENTIAL FIRE, EVACUATIONS, POWER & TRAFFIC SIGNAL OUTAGES.
The National Weather Services has issued a Red Flag warning for the Santa Monica Mountains, LA and Ventura Counties, including Malibu Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. A high wind warning is also in effect starting 7:00 PM Tuesday. Be prepared for potential fires, evacuations, and power and traffic signal outages.
Wednesday will be the first strong Santa Ana wind event of the season with the Santa Monica Mountains experiencing winds of up to 75 mph with humidity levels dropping to below 15%. See detailed weather information.
Los Angeles County Fire Department will have augmented staffing in place for Malibu and surrounding areas. The City is coordinating on preparedness with the LA County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments, Caltrans and LA County Public Works.
Residents are encouraged to take preparatory actions now including checking and preparing their disaster kits, filling their gas tanks, knowing how to operate an electronic garage door and gate without power, and reviewing their emergency plan.
Malibu residents should be prepared for potential fires, evacuations, power and traffic signal outages, downed tree limbs and powerlines, hazardous driving conditions, lightning, and hazardous seas and beach conditions. Drive with caution, especially on canyon roads. Under California law, always approach an intersection with a malfunctioning traffic signal as if it were an all-way stop sign. For PSPS power outage preparedness information, visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/power-outage.
Know your zone! Look up your official LA County evacuation zone (for the Malibu area, they are the same as the evacuation zones 11-14 that the City and its public safety agency partners established) - https://community.zonehaven.com/. Plan your evacuation routes and reunification locations.
Review the LA County preparedness guide at https://ready.lacounty.gov or the City's Emergency Survival Guide, customized for Malibu at www.MalibuCity.org/survivalguide.
Residents should monitor emergency and weather updates on local AM and FM radio (which will work with handcrank, solar, battery-powered and car radios if the power is out) and follow the National Weather Service LA/Oxnard at https://www.weather.gov/lox/. The City will send out emergency alerts as needed and post all emergency information on the website www.malibucity.org. All current City alerts are posted at www.MalibuCity.org/alerts. Sign up for alerts at www.MalibuCity.org/news (scroll down to “Alert Center.”). Sign up for LA County emergency alerts at: https://lacounty.gov/emergency/alert-la/. In case of evacuations, the City will use the Everbridge Disaster Notification System. Most cell and landline phone numbers in Malibu are already entered in the system, but residents and businesses can create a profile at www.MalibuCity.org/DisasterNotifications to change or add additional contact information.