A storm surge event with higher than normal water levels is
expected to impact the Peninsula and Naples areas of Long Beach
this weekend. The storm surge is being caused by Hurricane Norbert
in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and is expected to impact southeast
Long Beach from Friday afternoon through Monday morning.
City crews are preparing for the storm surge with a coordinated,
multi-department response by fortifying sand berms on both the
beach and bay sides of the Peninsula, installing plugs in the
Naples sea wall to prevent flooding, deploying additional staff and
equipment around the clock and closely monitoring the
Residents are advised to avoid swimming in any dangerous waters,
stay off sand berms and stay away from City vehicles and machinery
operating along the coastline.
As they did during the storm surge last week, volunteers from
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and the Long Beach Search
and Rescue Explorer Program will make contact with residents to
provide information that will assist them in planning for this
event. Residents should take appropriate steps to be prepared by
securing personal property and vehicles in areas that are prone to
Bins of sand and empty bags will be available Friday morning 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 10 bags.
More information is available at www.longbeach.gov/disasterpreparedness