The National Weather Service expects a strong winter storm to bring heavy rain to the #Malibu area Tuesday through Thursday night with the potential for flooding, rock- and mudslides. Preliminary estimates range from 2-4 inches in coastal and valley areas to 4-6 inches in foothills and mountains.
Free sandbags - Remember that plastic sandbags are banned in Malibu, but jute and burlap are OK! Free sandbags are available at Zuma Beach Lifeguard Headquarters and at Fire Stations 70, 88, 71 and 99 in Malibu. L.A. County has a map of all free sandbag locations.
Storm plan activated - The City has activated its storm response plan, which includes Public Works crews inspecting and clearing debris from catch basins, storm drains, culverts, areas known to be prone to flooding and slides, and City roads. Public Works will inspect all City stormwater treatment facilities and K-rail and debris walls on canyon roads. Construction equipment and vehicles such as frontloaders and backhoes will be staged at strategic locations to shorten response times. K-rails and debris walls along canyon roads will be inspected to ensure they are not overloaded. Storm-related road signs are prepared. City crews work round-the-clock during the storm period. For more detailed storm information for the Malibu area, visit the NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard page.