City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the first rains of the season to pass through Long Beach beginning today and extending into Tuesday evening. The rainfall amount is predicted to be between one to two inches in coastal areas.
City crews have conducted pre-rain inspections and maintenance has occurred to ensure catch basins in known areas of flooding have been cleaned and pump stations and seawall plugs are functioning. Swiftwater teams are preparing for potential deployment and Beach Maintenance crews are taking protective measures.
Sand is currently available at the following six locations:
Empty sand bags are available at all neighborhood fire stations and at the Beach Operations building located at 2100 E. Ocean Boulevard (enter through Junipero Avenue). The Beach Operations building is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sand and/or sand bags at fire stations are available while stations are attended.
Sand and sand bags are available only to Long Beach residents. Residents are required to bring their IDs to pick up a maximum of 10 bags. Residents are advised to bring their own shovel or tool when collecting sand. It is illegal to pick-up sand from the beaches.
During periods of significant rainfall, residents are advised to:
For information on how residents can prepare for severe weather, please click on the link below: Preparing for Emergencies: Severe Weather.
About Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications
The mission of the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is to protect the lives and property of the community and first responders through comprehensive planning, training and communication to ensure that daily requests for emergency services, as well as response, recovery, and mitigation for major emergencies and disasters is completed in an effective and efficient manner.
For additional information on disaster preparedness topics, please visit our website at www.longbeach.gov/DisasterPreparedness. To stay tuned to disaster preparedness news and information, follow us on Twitter @LongBeachReady or “Like” us on Facebook @LongBeachDisasterPreparedness.