City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
An unseasonably cold storm system will bring rain to Southern California this evening, Tuesday, Nov. 26, through Thanksgiving weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting rain showers to continue into Saturday morning, with below normal temperatures, into the 50s, expected through the weekend. As much as one inch of rain is expected during over the next few days, with the heaviest rain expected on Thursday.
In anticipation of these rains, City crews have conducted inspections and performed maintenance to ensure catch basins in flood-prone areas are clear of debris and pump stations and seawall plugs are functioning. Debris booms along the Los Angeles River, the wetland mitigation site, Rainbow Harbor and the debris skimmer are up and operational. Beach berms have been engineered to adequate height and width as required to protect from flooding. Swiftwater Rescue team members are preparing for possible deployment.
Sand is available at the Long Beach Public Works/Public Service Yard, 1651 San Francisco Ave. (Esther Street Gate). Both sand and sand bags are available at the following Long Beach fire stations:
Bags for sand are available at all neighborhood fire stations, and the lifeguard station at 72nd Place.
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 also advised to:
For information on how residents can prepare for severe weather, please click on the following link Preparing for Emergencies: Severe Weather.
Media inquiries can be directed to Reginald Harrison, Director of the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications at (562) 570.9250 or Reggie.Harrison@longbeach.gov.
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