Expected rainstorm creates mudslide, flood threat


Sandbags can be used to protect homes. They are available at the local fire stations. A property protection guide can be found on the county’s Web site.

By Jonathan Friedman/Assistant Editor

The National Weather Service is predicting rain for Malibu beginning Friday, with the heaviest showers coming in the evening. Those living in the areas affected by the recent fires should prepare for possible mud and debris flows and flooding.

The best method for property protection is the placement of sandbags around the home. Those needing sandbags should contact the local fire stations:

Fire Station No. 70 – 3970 Carbon Canyon Road, 310.317.1802

Fire Station No. 71 – 28722 Pacific Coast Highway, 310.457.2578

Fire Station No. 88 – 23720 Malibu Road, 310.456.2812

Fire Station No. 99 – 32550 Pacific Coast Highway, 310.457.3706

A guide on how to properly place the sandbags and other information on property protection can be found on Los Angeles County’s Web site at http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wmd/HomeOwners/. Printed versions of the guide are available at City Hall, located at 23815 Stuart Ranch Road.