mandatory evacuations Lifted for paseo canyon area in Malibu West Neighborhood
(Update: Sat, Feb 2, 5:30 PM)
The Sheriff's Dept has lifted the mandatory evacuation order for the Paseo Cyn are in Malibu West - residents may return to their homes but should remain vigilant.
The potential for falling rocks and mud and debris flow still exists and residents should maintain good situational awareness when reentering the area. Residents returning to evacuated areas can expect to see continuous running water at Arizona crossings and light mud and rock coverage on portions of roadway. Many canyon and local roads will be slippery, and all motorists are urged to drive cautiously and slowly. Do not attempt to cross flooded areas and never enter moving water.
American Red Cross evacuation centers at Pepperdine University and Santa Monica High School are expected to close at 8:00 PM Saturday night.
For the latest information regarding road closures please visit the following websites.
LA County Public Works: https://dpw.lacounty.gov/roadclosures/
The following road closures remain in effect:
- Malibu Cyn Rd from Seaver Dr to Piuma Rd
- Malibu Rd between 24680-24712
- PCH from Broad Beach Rd to Las Posas Rd in Ventura County
- Kanan Dume Rd between Cavalleri Rd and the 101 Freeway
- Decker Cyn Road (SR-23) northbound from PCH to Mulholland Hwy
- Rainsford Place between Bonsall Dr and Busch Dr at the Arizona Crossing
- Cuthbert Rd between Busch Dr and Harvester Rd
- Clover Heights Ave at Harvester Rd
- Harvester Rd between Clover Heights Ave and Cuthbert Rd / Philip Ave
Public Workshop Cancelled
The Disaster Response and Recovery Ad Hoc Committee public workshop scheduled for today at 2:00 PM was cancelled due to storm activity. The workshop will be rescheduled at a later date.
Hazardous Weather Conditions
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Flash Flood Watch for Los Angeles County that remains in effect through early Sunday morning. Periods of heavy rain are expected through all of Saturday followed by periods of heavy showers into early Sunday. There is an elevated risk of flash flooding with mud and debris flows. In addition, roadway flooding is likely, especially in low lying areas, along with rock and mud on canyon roads and below steep terrain.
Residents with properties that have limited access should maintain good situational awareness and monitor the condition of roadways closely. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams and never drive through flooded roadways. Streets may become flooded and impassible. Identify multiple exit routes out of your property. If you become trapped call 911 and seek high ground.
Flooded streets and mud and debris flows may block roadways for multiple days and access may be limited. Residents should have enough supplies to support themselves for at least 7 to 10 days.
For updated weather information and advisories, visit the NWS website at www.Weather.gov.
High Risk Areas
The following neighborhoods and streets are at high risk for potential mud and debris flow as they are adjacent to steep slopes or are located at the base of drainage areas:
- Trancas / Malibu West
- Malibu Park / Lower Zuma Creek
- Ramirez Canyon / Paradise Cove
- Latigo Cyn / Escondido Dr / Maguire Dr
- Malibou Lake / Cornell Rd
- Decker Cyn Rd / Decker School Ln / Decker School Rd
- Encinal Cyn from Lechusa to PCH
- Mulholland Hwy from Little Sycamore to PCH
Residents should take the following preparedness actions to keep themselves, their families, and animals safe during this rain event:
- Create a Plan: Create an evacuation plan and identify a primary exit route and a secondary exit route, ensuring your vehicle has enough gas and working wipers. If you have animals, elderly family members, or special medical needs, make accommodations beforehand to expedite travel and shelter.
- Pack a Go-Kit: Be ready to evacuate by having an emergency kit ready and loaded in your vehicle, which should include items such as extra medication, important documents and warm clothing.
- Stay Informed: Keep aware of road closures, changing road conditions and any evacuation messages by watching local media coverage on television & radio, and following these Twitter handles: @CityMalibu, @CaltransDist7, @LASDHQ, @LHSLASD, @LACoFDPIO and @LACoPublicWorks.
For up-to-date Emergency, Traffic, Weather, and Utility Advisories, visit the Alert Center at MalibuCity.org/Alerts