Long Beach urged to prepare for storms again

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lbfd offers sand for storm preparationWith more rainfall forecast for today and Saturday, the City of Long Beach is taking preemptive measures to assist residents and businesses.

The Long Beach weather forecast calls for: Rain today, heavy at times, with breezy winds and gusts up to 30 mph. A slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. On Saturday, showers are likely in the morning with rain in the afternoon. A small chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening. The skies should clear up on Sunday and stay clear (or only partly cloudy) until Tuesday when the forecast predicts a 3o percent chance of rain.

The city has already been working to get services and personnel prepared for the storm. Sand bags, intersections prone to flooding and hotlines for storm damage and help requests are ready to go.

Sand Bags

Sand bags are available at all fire stations. Sand is currently on-hand at stations 13, 14, 5, 7 and 12 and the Public Service Yard on San Francisco Avenue. Should stations run out of either bags or sand, directions will be posted advising of alternate locations. Sandbags locations in Long Beach.

Only 10 bags will be given out per household. The Fire Department requests that residents bring their own shovel to expedite servicing themselves so that the shovels belonging to LBFD are available for service calls.

Storm Damage, Information or Help

  • To report flooding or a clogged or blocked storm drain during business hours,  call 562.570.2726.
  • To report a fallen tree or limbs, call 562.570.2770. For trees or limbs in City parks, call 562.570.4895 during business hours, or 562.570.3101 after-hours or on weekends.
  • Fallen power lines are extremely dangerous. Report any downed lines to SCE immediately by calling 1.800.611.1911. Do not touch a downed line or anyone in contact with the line. Always assume a downed line is live. For more information, visit http://www.sce.com/ and click on the “Safety” tab.

Get more information about storm preparation and emergency numbers.

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