A storm surge event with higher than normal water levels is
expected to impact the Peninsula area on Tuesday morning at
approximately 10 am and also on Wednesday afternoon at
approximately 6 pm. The storm surge is being caused by Hurricane
Marie in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and is over and above the
predicted astronomical tides.
City crews are preparing for the storm surge with a coordinated,
multi-department response by fortifying sand berms, deploying
additional staff and equipment to the area around the clock and
closely monitoring the situation.
Volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and
the Long Beach Search and Rescue Explorer Program are distributing
fliers to households on the Peninsula in preparation for the storm
surge. Residents should take appropriate steps to be prepared for
this storm surge event, by securing personal property and vehicles
in areas that are prone to flooding along the Peninsula.
The City is making sand bags available to Peninsula residents.
Pre-filled sandbags are available at Ocean Boulevard and 55th
Place. Bins of sand and empty bags are available at Ocean Boulevard
and 72nd Place, and also at Ocean Boulevard and Claremont Avenue.
Residents must bring their own shovels and are limited to filling
More information is available at www.longbeach.gov/disasterpreparedness