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Posted on: February 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Evacuations & Road Closures Due to Heavy Storm Activity

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mandatory evacuations in place for paseo canyon area in Malibu West Neighborhood

The Sheriff's Dept has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Paseo Cyn are in Malibu West. American Red Cross has established evacuation centers at Pepperdine University and Santa Monica High School. For additional information, call 310-456-2489.

Road Closures

The following road closures remain in effect:

  • Malibu Canyon from Seaver Drive to Piuma Road
  • Malibu Road between 24680-24712
  • PCH from Broad Beach Road to Las Posas Rd in Ventura County
  • Kanan Dume Road between Cavalleri Road and 101 Freeway
  • Decker Cyn Road (SR-23) northbound from PCH to Mulholland
  • Rainsford Place between Bonsall Drive and Busch Drive at the Arizona Crossing
  • Cuthbert between Busch Drive and Harvester Road
  • Clover Heights at Harvester Road
  • Harvester Road between Clover Heights and Cuthbert/ Philip

Flooded roadways - Use caution

Motorists should avoid the following areas, if possible, due to flooding in the traffic lanes:

  • PCH at Trancas Cyn Rd 
  • PCH at Morning View Dr

Public Workshop Cancelled

The Disaster Response and Recovery Ad Hoc Committee public workshop scheduled for today at 2:00 PM has been cancelled due to storm activity. The workshop will be rescheduled at a later date.

Hazardous Weather Conditions 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Flash Flood Warning in Malibu and surrounding areas through 3:00 PM Saturday, February 2.and surrounding areas until 1:00 PM Saturday. Mud and debris flow possible. 

NWS issued a Flash Flood Watch for Los Angeles County that remains in effect through early Sunday morning. Periods of heavy rain are expected through all of Saturday followed by periods of heavy showers into early Sunday. There is an elevated risk of flash flooding with mud and debris flows. In addition, roadway flooding is likely, especially in low lying areas, along with rock and mud on canyon roads and below steep terrain.

Residents with properties that have limited access should maintain good situational awareness and monitor the condition of roadways closely. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams and never drive through flooded roadways. Streets may become flooded and impassible. Identify multiple exit routes out of your property. If you become trapped call 911 and seek high ground.

Flooded streets and mud and debris flows may block roadways for multiple days and access may be limited. Residents should have enough supplies to support themselves for at least 7 to 10 days.

For updated weather information and advisories, visit the NWS website at

High Risk Areas

The following neighborhoods and streets are at high risk for potential mud and debris flow as they are adjacent to steep slopes or are located at the base of drainage areas:

  • Trancas / Malibu West
  • Malibu Park / Lower Zuma Creek
  • Ramirez Canyon / Paradise Cove
  • Latigo Cyn / Escondido Dr / Maguire Dr
  • Malibou Lake / Cornell Rd
  • Decker Cyn Rd / Decker School Ln / Decker School Rd
  • Encinal Cyn from Lechusa to PCH
  • Mulholland Hwy from Little Sycamore to PCH

Emergency Preparation

Residents should take the following preparedness actions to keep themselves, their families, and animals safe during this rain event:

  • Create a Plan: Create an evacuation plan and identify a primary exit route and a secondary exit route, ensuring your vehicle has enough gas and working wipers. If you have animals, elderly family members, or special medical needs, make accommodations beforehand to expedite travel and shelter.
  • Pack a Go-Kit: Be ready to evacuate by having an emergency kit ready and loaded in your vehicle, which should include items such as extra medication, important documents and warm clothing.
  • Stay Informed: Keep aware of road closures, changing road conditions and any evacuation messages by watching local media coverage on television & radio, and following these Twitter handles: @CityMalibu, @CaltransDist7, @LASDHQ, @LHSLASD, @LACoFDPIO and @LACoPublicWorks.

For up-to-date Emergency, Traffic, Weather, and Utility Advisories, visit the Alert Center at

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