City of Malibu to Hold Disaster Notification Tests Throughout September

Here are the four regions the city will be testing individually over the next four weeks.

The City of Malibu will be conducting another test of its Disaster Notification System, similar to the one that occurred in early February. This time, the test has been divided into four regions within Malibu—western Malibu, western central Malibu, eastern central Malibu and eastern Malibu. The first test will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

The dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5—western Malibu
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12—western central Malibu
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19—eastern central Malibu
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26—eastern Malibu

The city has defined western Malibu as extending “from Kanan Dume Road to just west of Nicholas Canyon Beach, and about two miles north of the coast.” A statement from the city stated: “Residents who live in the areas along the borders of these four sections may receive a test notification from the neighboring section.”

Those registered with the city will be receiving contact in the form of a phone call, text or app message on their specified date. To sign up for notifications prior to the city’s test, visit

Residents who do not receive notifications at the end of their test day are urged to contact the city for feedback at 310.456.2489 ext. 489 or

For more information about the month-long test, visit 

This is one of a series of activities planned by the city for September, designated as National Preparedness Month. It will also be hosting a Malibu Safety & Preparedness Expo in partnership with the Community Emergency Response Team at City Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The free event will offer a number of classes and will offer tips and advice from local safety agencies.