Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is issuing a storm advisory for residents in anticipation of the significant weather system expected to impact Long Beach beginning this evening and into the coming days and bringing with it significant winds and precipitation.
The City is advising residents in low-lying areas of the city, including along the peninsula and Alamitos Bay, to prepare for the potential for localized flooding, as is customary during these weather systems.
Today and tomorrow, Nov. 7 and 8, Long Beach residents can pick up sandbags and sand at the Lifeguard Station located at 72nd Place and Ocean Boulevard. Empty sandbags are also available at all neighborhood Fire Stations. However, sand and sandbags are available at the following Long Beach Fire Stations:
- Station 7 (2295 Elm St.)
- Station 12 (1199 Artesia Blvd.)
- Station 13 (2475 Adriatic Ave.)
- Station 14 (5200 Eliot St.)
Sand and sandbags are available only to Long Beach residents. Residents are required to bring their IDs to pick up a maximum of 10 bags. Residents are advised to bring their own shovel and/or tool when collecting sand. Long Beach lifeguards are available to assist residents with filling up bags at 72nd Place and Ocean Boulevard until 8 p.m. tonight, Nov. 7, and will resume tomorrow, Nov. 8, at 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. It is illegal to pick up sand from the beaches.
Swiftwater teams have been activated and are conducting patrols along local rivers advising people experiencing homelessness of the potential for fast rising and dangerous waters. Protective berms have been fortified along the oceanfront peninsula to safeguard residents and property.
Residents in vulnerable areas, especially those that are prone to flooding, should remain vigilant and be prepared in the event of evacuation. Residents should call 9-1-1 for emergencies.