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Winter Storm Precautions

The City of Laguna Beach is expected to be impacted by a winter storm Thursday, February 16, 2017, through Saturday, February 18, 2017, which will bring intermittent periods of heavy rain, high winds, high surf, and potential flooding. The most significant part of the storm is predicted to arrive Friday morning and continue through Saturday morning. Downtown and Canyon residents and business owners are encouraged to put your flood gates into place during the evening hours while your business is closed as a precautionary measure to protect your property and inventory.

As a reminder, the City of Laguna Beach is providing pre-filled sandbags to residents and business owners from two locations. These sandbags are not for contractors.

  1. Act V parking lot 1900 Laguna Canyon Road

  2. Aliso Beach East parking 31118 Coast Highway

Sandbags are also available at Laguna Beach’s four fire stations. They are free; however, you must provide your own sand. It is not permitted to fill them with sand from Laguna’s beaches or playgrounds. For local locations of where you can purchase sand please visit our website www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/police/emergprep/sandbags.htm

Go to AlertOC.com to register your cell phone numbers, text numbers, and email addresses into the mass notification system. It is recommended that you register your work and home addresses separately to ensure you receive proper notifications for each location. AlertOC is a critical link for residents and businesses to immediately learn of any required actions.

To avoid being trapped when floodwaters threaten your area, the best way to protect yourself and your family is to evacuate before the flooding starts. Weather watches, warnings, and evacuations notices are science-based predictions that are intended to provide adequate time for evacuation. Those who wait for actual confirmation of catastrophic levels may be trapped by flooding or traffic.

Please visit www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/police/emergprep/ for further information about Emergency Preparedness and for video footage from past Laguna Beach disasters.

For further information, please contact Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator, at (949) 497-0389 or jvillwock@lagunabeachcity.net