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Seasonal Rainstorms

Weather Reports

For the very latest, see: National Weather Service Forecast


Emergency Alerts

During seasonal rainstorms, the City of Los Angeles may activate its alerting systems for localized issues of significant impact, when authorized. Residents in the immediate affected areas -- those that opted into NotifyLA -- will receive directed information, with advice on specific actions to take and where to turn for timely updates. To receive all-weather critical alerts for YOUR area . . .

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State Social Services Disaster Assistance

Disaster Assistance Services for Californians

  Disaster Services for Immigrant Californians



Report Storm Impacts

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Angelenos should contact 9-1-1 for possible life-threatening storm-related emergencies. Call 3-1-1 for other impacts, such as mudslides and street flooding or fallen trees. 

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​ Recognize warning signs of a potential landslide. Fences, retaining walls, utility poles, or trees tilt or move. Widening cracks appear on the ground or on paved areas such as streets or driveways. Listen and watch for rushing water, mud, or unusual sounds.


Signs of a Slide

Listen AND watch for other warning signs, such as: mud buildup at the base of hills, widening cracks in outside walls or paved areas, sticking doors, newly broken utility lines, and new pools of ground water.

More Warning Signs



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Additional Resources

More heavy rains will likely return this winter and/or spring. Residents should take several simple steps necessary to protect themselves from injury and their property from storm damage.


Follow LA City Fire & Rescue Alerts

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