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    West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and WeHo City Offer Winter Storm Safety Tips

    In preparation for this weekend’s anticipated heavy rains, the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and the City of West Hollywood released 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.

    The City of West Hollywood is offering 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.

    Free sandbags are limited to 10 per resident or business while supplies last. They are available for pick-up by appointment at the City of West Hollywood’s Operations Center, located at 7317 Romaine Street. Residents and business owners may call (323) 848-6591 or send an email to [email protected] – to schedule an appointment to pick up sandbags on Thursday or Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

    Please note, there are no weekend pick-ups scheduled at this time and sandbags are available only while supplies last. Sandbag pick-up may be extended into early next week if weather requires and supplies are available.

    During heavy rains and cold temperatures, stay prepared:

    During heavy rains and cold temperatures, 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.
    • 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
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    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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