EVACUATION ORDERS ISSUED FOR 8AM TODAY (JAN. 15) SPECIFIC PROPERTIES IN MALIBU AT HIGH RISK OF MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS DURING TODAY'S HEAVY RAINSTORM
Updated - Jan. 15, 2019, 8:30 AM
Some properties in the Woolsey Burn area will be under a mandatory evacuation beginning at 8 a.m. If you are told to evacuate, follow the directions of law enforcement. For more information call the City of Malibu at 310-456-2489. Due to a significant storm that is expected to arrive this morning, Tuesday, January 15, some properties in the Woolsey Burn area will be under a mandatory evacuation beginning at 8 a.m. If you are told to evacuate, follow the directions of law enforcement.
Specific properties in the following areas receive door-knock notifications and posted notice at their home last night and again this morning;
• Corral Canyon / El Nido
• Escondido / Old Chimney
• Escondido Drive / Latigo Canyon
• Malibu West / Trancas Canyon
• Malibou Lake
• All of Ramirez Canyon Road and adjacent streets
• Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park & Restaurant
The areas identified above are at high risk for potential mud and debris flow. These properties are adjacent to steep slopes or are located at the base of drainage areas. Not all properties may be directly affected by mud and debris flow, however all roads in the area are subject to closure and residents may have limited access in and around the evacuated communities. Los Angeles County Sheriffs have established patrols to monitor evacuated neighborhoods for looting and to ensure public safety. All Woolsey Fire burn areas continue to be subject to possible evacuations.
A Red Cross shelter will be open at 9 a.m. at the South Gym at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. City Hall is open as a temporary refuge before 9 a.m. More information to follow as it become available. For more information call the City of Malibu at 310-456-2489.
People who are told to evacuate may take small animals to the Agoura Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road.
The Red Cross Shelter at Santa Monica High school will accept small animals in crates or cages. Large animals may go to Pierce College. 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91371. For more information, call the City of Malibu at 310-456-2489.
County public safety authorities are issuing these additional precautions:
• Communities in low-lying areas or next to steep slopes or waterways are particularly at-risk of falling debris and mud flow.
• Residents living in homes with limited roadway access or that can become isolated for an extended period due to the storm should consider leaving before storms arrive.
• Homes or neighborhoods with gates should consider leaving them open to avoid being trapped due to mud flow accumulation; even one-inch of mud can restrict gate operations.
• If your property becomes unsafe and there is no time to evacuate, seek safe high- ground.
• Do not attempt to cross flooded areas and never enter moving water.
• Since all canyon roads may be blocked and subject to closure for extended periods, residents should have enough food, water, medication and supplies for at least 7 to 10 days for all family members, including pets and large animals.
For additional storm safety and evacuation information visit the County Rain Resource Guide at https://www.lacounty.gov/LARain/