Preparing for Mudslides in Burn Areas

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Important Information About Potential Mudslides 

Homeowners Guide for Flood, Debris & Erosion Control in Burned Areas 

With the containment of the Woolsey Fire reaching 100%, the City has turned its attention to recovery. This includes analysis and a strategic plan to deal with the stability of the burned slopes and hillsides in the area. With burned hillsides, those residents adjacent to these areas also need to be prepared to protect their homes form pending rains and potential debris flow.

City staff began working with local geologists, watershed staff and Los Angeles County staff to complete an analysis of the burned areas to try and determine water and debris flow and how best to divert potential mudslides away from properties in the area. 

It is important to remember that erosion of burned areas is going to happen if heavy rains occur and that mudslides may not be prevented. Residents need to prepare for this potential occurrence and be prepared to try and divert the mud and debris away from your home and the City has prepared a Homeowners Guide on how to prepare. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get Information? under I Want to, then Preparing for Mudslides. Sign up for City News (C-Mail) for updates via email and you may view LA County's mudflow forecast webpage at 

How Can I Protect My Property from Rain and Debris Flow?
Pre-filled sandbags are now available at the City's Municipal Service Center located at 1993 Rancho Conejo Blvd. (Visitor's Parking Lot). Residents can also fill their own sandbags at any Ventura County Fire Station during public operating hours. LA County residents can get sandbags at the following sites. The City cannot deliver sandbags. The attached HomeOwners Guide explains how to effectively use sandbags and has other important information. Rains are currently expected the weekend after Thanksgiving.  

Important Links
Homeowner's Guide     Weather Channel              

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