We have a break from the rain now, but we are likely to see storms return closer to the weekend. Below are public resources.
The National Weather Service for Los Angeles is providing updates on its Twitter account.
You can also sign up for emergency alerts from the city of Los Angeles:
NotifyLA: Emergency Alerts from the City of LA | Emergency Management Department (lacity.org)
Caltrans District 7, which serves our area, is providing updates on its Twitter account.
Here are some helpful tips from Caltrans:
To learn about road and driving conditions ahead of time, you can check Caltrans website and see its QuickMap for real-time traffic information or call 1-800-427-ROAD.
Visibility may be limited and roads may be slick. Caltrans is advising drivers to slow down and allow themselves plenty of time to reach their destinations safely.
Be sure to allow Caltrans crews, CHP, and other emergency personnel to perform the important tasks needed to keep the roads open and quickly respond to emergencies.
Never drive through moving water. And if you see standing water, use caution; it may be deeper than it appears.
In Los Angeles County, you can obtain free sandbags from your local fire station. Enter your address and find the station nearest you.
Build an emergency kit:
If you’re driving far or are in a particularly vulnerable area, it’s good to have an emergency kit handy. Here’s a list of things you may want to include: Build A Kit | Ready.gov
Winter Shelter (lahsa.org)
Emergency Shelters | Emergency Management Department (lacity.org)
American Red Cross Disaster Relief line—Los Angeles Region:
How to file insurance claims:
How Do I Start My Flood Claim? | FEMA.gov
National Flood Insurance Program:
National Flood Insurance Program (ca.gov)
211: For community members and community organizations looking for all types of health, human, and social services in Los Angeles County call 211.
311: For non-emergency Los Angeles City services and general City information, call 311, (213) 473-3231, or visit https://myla311.lacity.org
With the MyLA311 app, you can quickly and easily request the City's most popular services, including graffiti removal, pothole repair, and bulky-item pickup.
Please reach out to my office if you have any questions and/or need any assistance. My staff is ready to help and connect constituents with available resources. Stay warm and dry out there, and don’t hesitate to reach out.
Assemblymember, 44th District