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El Nino Information
As all indicators continue to point toward a significant El Nino event this winter, please review the information below, to help ensure you are prepared before, during, and after a large winter storm.

Instant Emergency Information

Access to up to date emergency information may be the key factor in avoiding hazardous areas during a large scale storm. The City will use this website to post important information as it becomes available. In addition, the City uses two other communication tools to inform residents of emergency related events.  

EMERGENCY ALERT TEXT MESSAGES - Sign up to receive text message alerts from the City. These messages will be used for general emergency related information such as road closures, minor flooding, and road hazards. Click here to sign up.  

Connect–CTY  EMERGENCY ALERTS - The City’s reverse 911 call out system is used for major emergency alerts such as neighborhood evacuations or large flooding incidents. All City landlines are automatically registered in the system. Residents are encouraged to add additional phone numbers such as mobile devices and office numbers to receive important emergency related messages from the City. Click here to register. 

Sandbags

Special Sandbag Distribution Event on January 30, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Fire Station 89 in Agoura Hills located at 29575 Canwood Drive. Please click here for the event flier!

Free sandbags are available in two locations within the City:  

LA County Firestation #144 - 31981 Foxfield Drive - Sandbags located to the left of the station near the flood channel. Please do not go into Firestation.

Westlake Village Community Park - 31107 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Sandbags are located at the top of the park access roads.  



City Preparedness Efforts


The City has undertaken multiple efforts to prepare for significant rainfall and possible flooding.  These preparedness efforts include:


Clearing all City owned or maintained flood control channels, swales, and storm drain inlets.
Pre-identifying and inspecting historical flood areas.
Coordinating storm related preparations and response with the LA County Fire and Sheriff’s               Departments.
Securing traffic control signs for rapid deployment.
Performing a thorough inspection of all City trees and trimming limbs that would likely come down in a significant storm.
Coordinating the placement of sandbags at two locations within the City: Fire Station #144 at the corner of Foxfield Drive and Lindero Canyon Road and the Westlake Village Community Park along Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
Testing all City emergency communications equipment.
Updating the City website with El Nino storm preparedness and other online information provided by outside agencies.


It should be noted that while these preparedness efforts have been completed, an emergency event can occur at any time. The City along with its partners and the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments are ready to respond to any potential El Nino related event as quickly as possible. 

El Nino Preparedness Checklist for Residents
 
Remove debris and leaves in your roof gutters and yard drains. If you live on a hill, clear all swales to ensure that water flows through them properly. Common areas within your neighborhood may be the responsibility of your Home Owners Association.
Ensure all yard drains are cleared to prevent ponding. 
Investigate flood or water damage insurance on your homeowner policies.
Do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Your vehicle could get stuck or stall.
Stay clear of any downed power lines. Call 911 immediately.
Ensure that your windshield wipers are working properly.
Sand and sandbags are available at LA County Fire Station #144 located at the corner of Foxfield Drive and Lindero Canyon Road and the Westlake Village Community Park located along Thousand Oaks Boulevard. 
Report any hazards or flooding immediately.
Sign up for Emergency Alerts through the City website www.wlv.org. Click on the blue “Notify Me” link on left side of home page.  

For more information on El Nino and other preparedness information, please visit Los Angeles County website page devoted to El Nino.