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Prepare for a Thanksgiving Storm

The City of Laguna Beach expects to be impacted by a storm beginning on Wednesday, November 27 and lasting through Thursday, November 28. Widespread rain is expected, and rain may be heavy at times.

We encourage you to take precautions by:

Signing up for local alerts through Nixle by texting 92651 to 888777.

Registering your phone number with AlertOC to receive emergency notifications.

Getting free, filled sandbags at the Act V or Aliso Creek Parking Lots. Limit 10 per residence. Be prepared to show ID. No contractors.

Consider installing your floodgates on Tuesday evening if you own or work at a downtown business.

Prepare your property for rain: Many hillside lots have private terrace drains that convey runoff to a safe and proper point of disposal. A terrace drain is made of concrete and typically crosses several different properties before its water enters a City-maintained drainage facility. The maintenance, clean-up, and repair of these private drains is required to be done by property owners.  In order to control drainage and erosion during rain events, the City advises property owners to keep terrace drains free of any vegetation and debris that might block or divert water and any cracks or missing sections should be repaired or replaced in order to prevent water from seeping into the ground and destabilizing the hillsides.