critical RED FLAG fire conditions likely for malibu wednesday night, november 23 through friday, elevated fire conditions through saturday. BE PREPARED FOR POTENTIAL FIRE, EVACUATIONS, POWER & TRAFFIC SIGNAL OUTAGES.
Critical Red Flag Conditions likely Wednesday night, Nov. 23 through Friday, otherwise elevated conditions through Saturday. Moderate to strong Santa Ana Winds expected Wednesday through Friday, strongest Thanksgiving Thursday. Elevated surf and rip current risk at times through Saturday, with minor beach flooding possible. Strong change in weather expected next week, with growing chances for multiple storms. Be prepared for potential wildfires, evacuations, power and traffic signal outages and hazardous road conditions.
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.
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.