Important Update for Malibu Woosley Fire Area: Storm Preparation

By Cece Woods Editor in Chief and Tricia Small, Executive Editor

As Malibu continues to repopulate after last week’s devastating Woosley Fire consumed so many neighborhoods in our community, we begin preparations for yet another potential disaster, an upcoming storm system is anticipated and mudslides as a result of unstable hillsides.

Malibuites are urged to prepare for rain by securing sandbags available at all local fire stations from Sunset Mesa to Zuma Beach Lifeguard Headquarters: 30050 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, Phone(310) 457-9701.

Some burlap bags have been available however, the City of Malibu will be lifting the plastic sandbag ban temporarily because of increased demands due to the devastation caused by the Woosley Fire.

IMPORTANT: If you believe your hillside is failing, please report it immediately to your local fire station giving the location so they can accurately assess damage. LACOFD is currently going neighborhood to neighborhood surveying hillsides and prepare for the upcoming storm. There is a limit of 25 bags per household.

Here is the projected rainfall amounts with the storm to affect SW Calif. Wednesday into early Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Most areas expected to receive between 0.20-0.70″ of rain, highest from Ventura county northward.

Local amounts between 0.70-1.25″ for coastal slopes and foothills.

Residents are urged to prepare for yet another mandatory evacuation should mudslides occur. Leave gates open for emergency personnel to access property if needed.

Keep streets clear by bringing in your trash cans so emergency personnel and authorities have clear access to r

STOCK UP ON EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: Mudslides and falling rock can block roadways so please be prepared. Have plenty of water, canned/dehydrated food, batteries, gas for cars and generators and any other necessities to get you through until crews are able to clear the roads. 


Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over one million hits across her social media platforms.

Since 2020, Woods was the only journalist reporting on the on-going public corruption involving former L.A. Metro CEO Phil Washington. Woods worked with Political Corruption expert Adam Loew, DC Watchdog organizations and leaders in the Capitol exposing Washington which ultimately led to the withdrawal of his nomination to head the FAA.

Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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