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Posted on: January 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] January Rain Storm Evacuation Information UPDATED 1/16

EVACS debris flows 1.15.19


Updated - Jan. 16, 2019, 8:30 AM

Some properties in the Woolsey Burn area will be under a mandatory evacuation in anticipation of debris flow and flooding. If you are told to evacuate, follow the directions of law enforcement. For more information call the City of Malibu at 310-456-2489. 

Mandatory evacuation areas (specific addresses notified): 

  • Corral Canyon / El Nido
  • Escondido / Old Chimney
  • Escondido Drive / Latigo Canyon
  • Malibu West / Trancas Canyon
  • Malibou Lake
  • All of Ramirez Canyon Road and adjacent streets
  • Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park & Restaurant  

The areas identified above are at high risk for potential mud and debris flow. These properties are adjacent to steep slopes or are located at the base of drainage areas. Not all properties may be directly affected by mud and debris flow, however all roads in the area are subject to closure and residents may have limited access in and around the evacuated communities. Los Angeles County Sheriffs have established patrols to monitor evacuated neighborhoods for looting and to ensure public safety. All Woolsey Fire burn areas continue to be subject to possible evacuations.   


  • South Gym at Santa Monica High School (601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica)
  • Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center (27040 Malibu Hills Road, Agoura, CA)


  • Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills)
  • Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace)

County public safety authorities are issuing these additional precautions:  
•    Communities in low-lying areas or next to steep slopes or waterways are particularly at-risk of falling debris and mud flow.
•    Residents living in homes with limited roadway access or that can become isolated for an extended period due to the storm should consider leaving before storms arrive.
•    Homes or neighborhoods with gates should consider leaving them open to avoid being trapped due to mud flow accumulation; even one-inch of mud can restrict gate operations.
•    If your property becomes unsafe and there is no time to evacuate, seek safe high- ground.
•    Do not attempt to cross flooded areas and never enter moving water.
•    Since all canyon roads may be blocked and subject to closure for extended periods, residents should have enough food, water, medication and supplies for at least 7 to 10 days for all family members, including pets and large animals.  

For additional storm safety and evacuation information visit the County Rain Resource Guide at 

LA County Rainstorm Emergency Information
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