Storms Continue to Pound Malibu

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[Update: Feb. 13, 3:36 p.m.]: A flash flood watch is in place from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, for the Los Angeles and Oxnard areas, per National Weather Service.

The impacted area includes Woolsey Fire burn areas, such as western Malibu. The heaviest rainfall is predicted to occur during this time period—anywhere from 1.5 to three in inches of rain may fall.


The National Weather Service forecast indicates up to three inches of rain could fall in Malibu this week. 

The NWS considers this rain event a two-part storm, with rain set to begin early Wednesday, Feb. 13, followed by a break in the evening before “moderate to briefly heavy rain” on Thursday. 

As Malibu has seen with recent storms, the city and NWS warn of potential flooding and debris/mud flow as an effect of the rain, especially for the Woolsey Fire burn areas in western Malibu. Strong winds are also predicted, which could result in power outages and falling debris. 

According to the City of Malibu, Volunteers on Patrol will be patrolling local streets and assist with/report issues as needed.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving during the rainfall. For up-to-date information about road closures, type in an address at tinyurl.com/ycbwpdjb. 

The city has free, empty sandbags available to residents at the following locations:

Station #70—3970 Carbon Canyon Road

Station #71—28722 Pacific Coast Highway

Station #88—23270 Malibu Road

Station #99—32550 Pacific Coast Highway

The Zuma Beach Lifeguard Headquarters has pre-filled sandbags available.

For rain safety tips and other information, visit lacounty.gov/larain. Information on rainfall is available at weather.gov/lox. Additionally, The Malibu Times will post updates on its website at malibutimes.com and on social media:

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