PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/25/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 082514
Subject:
Storm Surge along Peninsula Expected Tuesday Morning Wednesday Afternoon
Contact:
David Ashman, Manager
562.570.9250
David.Ashman@longbeach.gov
Disaster Management





A storm surge event with higher than normal water levels is expected to impact the Peninsula area on Tuesday morning at approximately 10 am and also on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 6 pm. The storm surge is being caused by Hurricane Marie in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and is over and above the predicted astronomical tides.

City crews are preparing for the storm surge with a coordinated, multi-department response by fortifying sand berms, deploying additional staff and equipment to the area around the clock and closely monitoring the situation.

Volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and the Long Beach Search and Rescue Explorer Program are distributing fliers to households on the Peninsula in preparation for the storm surge. Residents should take appropriate steps to be prepared for this storm surge event, by securing personal property and vehicles in areas that are prone to flooding along the Peninsula.

The City is making sand bags available to Peninsula residents. Pre-filled sandbags are available at Ocean Boulevard and 55th Place. Bins of sand and empty bags are available at Ocean Boulevard and 72nd Place, and also at Ocean Boulevard and Claremont Avenue. Residents must bring their own shovels and are limited to filling 10 bags.

More information is available at www.longbeach.gov/disasterpreparedness  and www.longbeach.gov/fire/cert.