Hazardous Fire Conditions Expected Friday, Sept. 9 Across La County Due To Extreme Heat, Dry Fuels, Wind & Potential Dry Lightning. Potential For Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain, Lightning, Hazardous Ocean And Beach Conditions & Power Outages On Saturday.
The National Weather Service forecasts hazardous fire conditions across Los Angeles County including Malibu, Friday, September 9, 2022, due to the continuing excessive heat warning, dry fuels, wind and potential for dry lightning associated with Hurricane Kay. The hurricane is moving up the coast from Baja and may cause heavy rain and potential flooding in Southern California. Other hazards include coastal flooding, hazardous seas and beach conditions, hazardous driving conditions, power outages and lightning. See NWS fire conditions and forecasts for the Malibu area.
- Hot and moderately dry conditions will continue through Friday, with threat of plume dominated fire behavior.
- East wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph expected later Friday over LA County Mountains and possibly coasts.
- Abrupt weather change on Saturday, much cooler and more humid, with widespread wetting rain likely.
Due to the potential for strong wind Friday into Saturday (strongest 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday), Southern California Edison (SCE) notified the City that it may consider implementing Public Safety Power Shutoffs in areas of Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. SCE has activated an Incident Management Team to closely monitor the weather and ground conditions. Learn more about PSPS.
The City is coordinating on preparedness with the LA County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments, Caltrans and LA County Public Works.
Malibu residents should be prepared for potential fires, evacuations, power and traffic signal outages, downed tree limbs and powerlines, hazardous driving conditions, lightning, and hazardous seas and beach conditions. Drive with caution, especially on canyon roads. Under California law, always approach an intersection with a malfunctioning traffic signal as if it were an all-way stop sign. For PSPS power outage preparedness information, visit the Ready LA County emergency preparedness guide.
CHECK YOUR PLANS AND SUPPLIES
Review your emergency plans, including evacuation routes and reunification locations, and check your emergency supplies for expired batteries, food and medication, including for pets. Keep your vehicle gas tank full. Be sure you know how to manually open your garage door and gate if the power is out. Please check in on neighbors, family and friends who are elderly or disabled to make sure they are prepared and informed. See Malibu-specific preparedness info in the City's Emergency Survival Guide.
Residents should monitor emergency and weather updates on local AM and FM radio (which will work with handcrank, solar, battery-powered and car radios if the power is out). The City will send out emergency alerts as needed and post all emergency information on the website. All current City alerts are posted on the website. Sign up for alerts on the City website (scroll down to “Alert Center.”). Sign up for LA County emergency alerts. In case of evacuations, the City will use the Everbridge Disaster Notification System. Most cell and landline phone numbers in Malibu are already entered in the system, but residents and businesses can create a profile on the website to change or add additional contact information.