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    National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warnings in West Hollywood Area

    West Hollywood residents received the following Emergency Alert from National Weather Service via their cell phones on Sunday evening–“National Weather Service: A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for this area until 9:00 AM PST. This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.”

    The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and the City of West Hollywood shared a list of tips and reminders to make sure the community is prepared.

    Heavy Storm in West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    Safety tips from LASD WeHo include:

    • If you must drive, drive slowly, safely and be aware of road conditions.
    • Make sure your tires have proper tread and inspect windshield wipers.
    • Check your vehicles for working headlights/taillights.
    • Do not try to cross a flooded roadway.
    • Stay alert for flash floods if you live in recently burned areas.
    • Call 911 if you need emergency assistance.
    • Heed all instructions from emergency responders and emergency alert notifications.
    • Avoid downed power lines and immediately report them to law enforcement.
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    HELLO WEST HOLLYWOOD!!! Here are some safety tips to keep in mind during this torrential rain: – If you must drive, drive slowly, safely and be aware of road conditions. – Make sure your tires have proper tread and inspect windshield wipers. – Check your vehicles for working headlights/taillights. – Do not try to cross a flooded roadway. – Stay alert for flash floods if you live in recently burned areas. – Call 911 if you need emergency assistance. – Heed all instructions from emergency responders and emergency alert notifications. – Avoid downed power lines and immediately report them to law enforcement. STAY SAFE OUT THERE. #wehotimes #wehonews #weho #westhollywood #wehocity #rain #torrentialrain #storm #stormwatch

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    The City of West Hollywood is offered a limited supply of free sand-filled sandbags to West Hollywood residents and businesses as heavy rains fall throughout Southern California. Sandbags can help direct flowing water away from structures.

    WeHo City also offered community members tips to stay prepared:

    • Keep emergency supplies, such as a flashlight, water, food, a first-aid kit, portable radio, and extra batteries on-hand and easily accessible.
    • Clear all drains and rain gutters on your property and dispose of all trash and yard trimmings properly to avoid blocking drains.
    • Know how to turn off utilities.
    • Monitor forecasts to be aware of weather that may impact the area.
    Heavy Storm in West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    Subscribe to receive Alert LA County emergency notifications by email or text message by signing up at https://ready.lacounty.gov/alerts and subscribe to Nixle public safety alerts by texting your ZIP code to 888-777.

    To report storm-related issues in the City of West Hollywood, call (323) 848-6375. For more information about structural damage or potential hillside slope movement, please contact the City’s Building and Safety Division at (323) 848-6320. Report gas leaks or damage to the Southern California Gas Company by calling (800) 427-2200. To report a power outage, call Southern California Edison at (800) 611-1911. Report downed power lines or other emergencies by calling 911.

    Stay updated on the storm by registering for emergency alerts through @readylacounty & @nwslosangeles or visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/rain/.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Cy Husain
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    13 days ago

    Some of us WORK during the most adverse conditions like flash floods and landslides that occur in the middle of severe or extreme storms and, know first hand that it’s a good idea to mind Emergency Alerts from the National Weather Service. Even the very best Paramedics working swift water rescues (an additional specialized certification) are putting their own lives in danger rescuing people caught in flash floods. The extreme weather is bound to get much worse in coming years with anthropogenic climate change or global warming. Warmer air holds more moisture, creates more atmospheric rivers that are far more… Read more »

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    Hello, Everyone I wanted to let you all now I walked to the OrBar and had a drink this evening and then I walked all the bars on Santa Monica Blvd., and Pavillions and Trader Joe’s I did the opposite of what these tips and guidelines say!!why? Because I live in West Hollywood and we think we can do anything and we will! And when things go wrong we’re going to blame society! I got wet… who should I blame?’ the city for not providing canopies up-and-down santamonica the Boulevard so I can hit all the bars? I got wet!… Read more »

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    15 days ago

    This is so stupid come on this is propaganda to keep everyone home and away from each other. Yes, it is raining but it is not a typhoon, a tornado, or a catastrophic #? people we have had storms that is when there are heavy winds and also mudslides. Come on wake up and smell the coffee. Don’t go outside and take a deep breath you may end up at the hospital.

    Lets LIVE again come on

    hifi5000
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    15 days ago

    Yes,everyone should follow the tips given in this article.Of course this is West Hollywood,so the tips shown will be ignored since everyone is only thinking of themselves.The previous commenter was spot on with his observations.

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    15 days ago

    Thank you!

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    15 days ago

    These are some very good tips!

    But this is West Hollywood and of course we’re going to do exactly the opposite!
    I then tell everyone we are non-binary and blame it on society!!!

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