Long Beach weather
A powerful Pacific storm is bearing down on Southern California this week, and is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts.
City crews are preparing for the storm with a coordinated, multi-department response by clearing thousands of catch basins; cleaning and testing 26 pump stations; fortifying sand berms on the beach; installing debris booms to prevent trash from entering the marina areas; maintaining storm run-off culverts on the beaches; installing plugs in the Naples sea wall to prevent flooding, as appropriate; deploying additional staff, including Swiftwater rescue teams, and equipment; and closely monitoring the situation.
The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older.
The change in seasons and cooler weather is a reminder that it’s time for residents to get their annual flu shot.
City of Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner is advising residents to take precautions against the heat on Thursday, October 2, through Saturday, October 4, 2014, with the National Weather Service forecasting highs in the mid-90s to low-100s in parts of Long Beach.
The Port’s maintenance and engineering teams worked to clear rocks and debris washed onto roadways and terminals.
The Port of Long Beach resumed full cargo-handling operations Thursday, Aug. 28, after a lessening of storm surges from Hurricane Marie that had battered south-facing piers and interrupted the loading and unloading of four vessels a day earlier.
City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus.
The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year in Long Beach has been confirmed. The 61-year-old East Long Beach resident has no known underlying health issues and is currently recovering well.
The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $924,000 state grant to improve wetlands and increase accessibility at Willow Springs Park by building trails, planting trees and re-establishing native vegetation. The park is located at 2745 Orange Ave.
With the hot summer weather creating an ideal environment for mosquito breeding, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves.
During the summer months, Long Beach residents will be enjoying the outdoors with backyard barbeques and trips to parks and beaches.
The City of Long Beach received 86 percent “A” and “B” grades for water quality, a 10 percent improvement over the previous year and a 16 percent improvement over the 5-year average, according to the Heal the Bay 2014 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today.
Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep all family members, including pets, safe during high temperatures. According to Margaret Lee, Shelter Veterinarian for LBACS, families should practice a few simple tips to keep their pets healthy and safe during the heat:
With temperatures expected this week in the mid to high 90s, the Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services (Health Department) is advising residents to take precautions to prevent heat-related injury and illness.