L.A. County Fire Prepares for Flood Safety

Since Topanga, thankfully, didn’t burn, and last week’s rain was minimal, we still have potential for mudslides from the Topanga Fire area should we have heavy rains this winter.

While Caltrans has done extensive mitigation of the area, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) urges residents living in areas prone to debris flow and mudslides to be prepared for danger:

  • Obtain sandbags ahead of time. Sandbags (and instructions about how to use them) are available at most local LACoFD fire stations.
  • Know how to shut off all utilities. Remember, water and electricity do not mix.
  • Flowing water is an instant danger zone. Stay away from flood control channels, catch basins, canyons, and natural waterways that are susceptible to flooding during periods of heavy rain.
  • Do not attempt to cross flooded areas and never enter moving water.
  • If you become isolated, seek the highest ground available and wait for help.
  • If flooding traps you in your car, stay inside. If the water rises higher, wait on top of your car for assistance.  Do not step into moving water around your car.
  • If you see someone who has been swept into moving water, do not enter the water and attempt a rescue. Call 911 for emergency rescue personnel and, if possible, throw them a flotation device.

For areas affected by the Woolsey Fire, the following is a list of Los Angeles County fire stations and lifeguard stations with available sandbags.

Also refer to L.A. County Fire Department’s Personal Flood Preparation Action Plan found in its “Emergency Survival Guide” (lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/EmergencySurvivalGuide-LowRes.pdf) that may help you prepare for possible rain, mudslides, and debris flow.

 

Fire Station 65

4206 Cornell Road

Agoura Hills, CA  91301

Fire Station 67

25801 Piuma Road

Calabasas, CA  91302

Fire Station 68

24130 Calabasas Road

Calabasas, CA  91302

Fire Station 69

401 South Topanga Canyon Boulevard

Topanga, CA  90290

Fire Station 70

3970 Carbon Canyon Road

Malibu, CA  90265

Fire Station 71

28722 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA  90265

Fire Station 72

1832 Decker Road

Malibu, CA  90265

East of the Malibu Library

23519 West Civic Center Way

Malibu, CA 90265

Fire Station 89

29575 Canwood Street.

Agoura Hills, CA  91301

Nicholas Canyon Beach

33850 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu CA 90265

Fire Station 125

5215 Las Virgenes Road

Calabasas, CA  91302

Fire Station 144

31981 Foxfield Drive

Westlake Village, CA  91361

Lifeguard Station Zuma

30050 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90265

Lifeguard Station Will Rogers

17000 Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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