City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
An active weather pattern which brought high surf and gusty winds to Long Beach earlier in the week is expected to be much stronger this weekend with higher rainfall totals and the potential for heavy downpours at times. This fast-moving storm will generate a large westerly swell over the Pacific Ocean resulting in high surf conditions for beaches in Long Beach through Sunday.
In anticipation of these rains, City crews have conducted inspections and performed maintenance to ensure that 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 provide protection from flooding. Swiftwater Rescue team members are preparing for possible deployment.
Sand is currently available at the Long Beach Public Works/Public Service Yard, located at 1651 San Francisco Ave., at the 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 advised 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.
Help Save Water:
Save water by turning sprinklers off ahead of the rainy weekend. No landscape watering during and 48 hours after rain showers, as mandated by State law. Follow @lbwater on Facebook and Instagram to receive more watering updates and tips to save water during the rainy months.