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?
www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us 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 www.dpw.lacounty.gov/wrd/fire/ 

How Can I Protect My Property from Rain and Debris Flow?
Free sandbags are available at local fire stations, plan on how many you need ahead of time. Also free sand and bags are available at the followiing locations throughout Agoura Hills: Morrison Park, Old Agoura Park, Sumac Park, end of Reyes Adobe Rd. (near Yerba Buena elementary), end of Liberty Canyon Road. Please be prepared to fill the bags and transport them back to your property.   

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