PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

9/9/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 090922-2
Subject:
City Issues Advisory for Peninsula and Alamitos Bay Residents Due to Anticipated Severe Weather Systems
Contact:
Jake Heflin
562.760.6950
Jacob.Heflin@longbeach.gov
Fire Captain/Public Information Officer
Long Beach Fire Department




Long Beach, CA – As a result of tropical storm Kay, City of Long Beach officials are preparing for a series of storms that are expected to impact Long Beach over the next three days.

The City is advising residents along the peninsula and Alamitos Bay to prepare for high tides, large swells and the potential for localized flooding near low-lying areas.

Long Beach residents can pick up sandbags and sand at the Lifeguard Station located at 72nd Place and Ocean Boulevard at the end of the peninsula and at the Claremont parking lot located at Claremont Place and Ocean Boulevard.

Empty sandbags are also available at all neighborhood Fire Stations. However, sand and sandbags are available at the following Long Beach Fire Stations:  

  • Station 7 (2295 Elm St.) 
  • Station 12 (1199 Artesia Blvd.) 
  • Station 13 (2475 Adriatic Ave.) 
  • Station 14 (5200 Eliot St.) 

Sand and sandbags 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 and/or tool when collecting sand. It is recommended that those individuals needing specific assistance with filling sandbags respond to the Claremont lot for additional support. It is illegal to pick up sand from the beaches. 

Residents are advised to stay away from the coast from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting tonight. While evacuations are not recommended at this time, residents in vulnerable areas, especially those that are prone to flooding, should remain vigilant and be prepared in the event of evacuation. Residents should call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

The City has activated unified command, led by the Long Beach Fire Department with support from the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications, Water, and Port of Long Beach.

Protective berms have been built and fortified along the oceanfront peninsula and in the area of Fifth and Nineth Place in Alamitos Beach to safeguard residents and property.

Residents are encouraged to follow the Fire Department’s Facebook page at @LongBeachFD, Twitter (@LBFD) or Instagram (@LongBeachFire) for updates.

Media inquiries may be directed to Jake Heflin, Fire Captain/Public Information Officer, Long Beach Fire Department, at 562.760.6950 or Jacob.Heflin@longbeach.gov.