Preparation is Key
Los Angeles County Public Works prepares year-round for storm season and preparing in advance is the public’s best defense against storm-related emergencies:
• Develop an emergency plan and know your property’s risk factors for flooding.
• Stay tuned to local weather reports and follow the instructions of law enforcement if told to evacuate.
• Keep trash cans off the street to allow stormwater to travel freely.
• Sandbags are available at local fire stations to help protect properties. Visit dpw.lacounty.gov/dsg/sandbags/ to find your nearest location.
Visit LACounty.gov/LARain for storm season preparedness resources or find related news by searching #LARain on social media.
Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness
People Experiencing Homelessness living within County flood control infrastructure and in need of shelter can access a winter shelter available throughout LA County through October 31. For more information, please call the Winter Shelter Hotline 1 (800) 548-6047 or visit LAHSA.ORG/WINTER-SHELTER.
Stormwater is a Precious Resource
From October 1, 2021 to date, Los Angeles has received 0.14 inches of rain. Our infrastructure has captured 33 million gallons, enough for 800 people for one year.
• 2021-22 Rain Year is 67% of average to date, 1% of annual average of 15.4 inches
Los Angeles County Public Works continues to carry out its mission to provide stormwater protection to the residents of Los Angeles County and capture as much rain as possible to recharge local groundwater supplies.