City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the most significant rainfall yet this season for Los Angeles County, beginning this morning in the mountains and foothills. The rain is expected to lessen tonight, with a cold front moving into the area. Thursday is a critical day for rainfall in Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Avalon, seeing 0.5 to 0.75 inches per hour in the afternoon. The rain is expected to leave the area Friday morning.
In anticipation of these rains, City teams have conducted inspections and maintenance to ensure catch basins in known areas of flooding are clear of debris, and pump stations and seawall plugs are functioning. Swiftwater teams are preparing for potential deployment and Beach Maintenance crews are taking protective measures to fortify berms.
Sand is currently available at the following six locations:
Sand bags are available at all neighborhood fire stations and at Beach Operations, 2100 E Ocean Boulevard.
Sand and sand bags are available only to Long Beach residents. Residents are required to bring their IDs to pick up a maximum of 10 bags. Residents are advised to bring their own shovel or tool when collecting sand. It is illegal to pick up sand from the beaches.
During periods of significant rainfall, residents are also advised to:
For more information on how residents can prepare for severe weather, please click on the link below: Preparing for Emergencies: Severe Weather.
About Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications
The mission of the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is to protect the lives and property of the community and first responders through comprehensive planning, training and communication to ensure that daily requests for emergency services, as well as preparedness, response, and recovery from major emergencies and disasters is completed in an effective and efficient manner.
For additional information on disaster preparedness topics, please visit our website at www.longbeach.gov/DisasterPreparedness. To stay tuned to disaster preparedness news and information, follow us on Twitter @LongBeachReady or “Like” us on Facebook @LongBeachDisasterPreparedness.