City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA – Over a six-hour period today, Feb. 1, Long Beach experienced nearly three inches of rain, which is more than the historical rainfall for the entire month of February. As with any storm, cleanup efforts are underway while City crews also prepare for a second storm series expected to arrive in the Long Beach and LA area Saturday night, Feb. 3.
The significant amount of rain experienced over such a short period of time led to localized flooding in some areas of the city which resulted in response from various City departments. The following is not a comprehensive list of storm response efforts that has been conducted, but rather some highlights thus far:
The second storm is likely to bring even stronger weather conditions including gusty winds and high surf with the possibility of increased risk of flooding. Residents in historically vulnerable, low-lying areas, including the peninsula and Alamitos Bay, should prepare now.
Empty sandbags remain available for Long Beach residents at all LBFD neighborhood Fire Stations. Sand and sandbags are available at the locations listed below. Residents needing assistance with filling sandbags go to the Lifeguard Station at 72nd Place for additional support, available between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
In preparation for these storm series, the City issued a storm advisory.
Media inquiries may be directed to Reginald Harrison, Director, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications, at 562.570.9460 or Reginald.Harrison@longbeach.gov, or Captain Jake Heflin, Public Information Officer, Long Beach Fire Department, at 949.500.1224 or LBFDPIO@longbeach.gov.