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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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