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2024 February Rainstorms

 

For Angelenos that suffered damage or loss from February's first, record-setting store, CITY, COUNTY, and STATE recovery assistance services are linked HERE, and will be updated as they become known & available.

 

CLICK to view and bookmark an interactive map of 2024 February storm impacts, road closures, and resources for recovery -- such as winter shelters.

 

Image of an interactive map of LA with locations of storms impoacts and resources, at the link

Storm-Related Road Closures

Photo showing erosion under the road on Benedict Canyon.

 

 

Benedict Canyon Road Portion Remains Local Access only

A "soft closure" with access limited to local residents-only continues, due to a collapsing roadway: Benedict Canyon from Mulholland Drive to Hutton Drive (see map). An alternate is Deep Canyon Drive. 

 

 

A map portion shows where a ramp for the northbound 405 near Mulholland drive has been closed for an unknown duration.

 

 

(From Caltrans) 405 North Freeway Exit Remains Closed 

The northbound off-ramp to Skirball Center Drive and Mulholland Drive remains closed to repair a sinkhole. Check Quickmap for updates. 

 

 

 

 

Picture taken of a major mudslide on Mulholland Drive in February 2023

 

Stretch of Mulholland to Remain Closed

Due to severe road damage -- at four locations -- a portion of Mulholland Drive has been closed to through traffic between Skyline Drive and Bowmont Drive (see map). Estimates for repair timing are ongoing; closure is expected to last a number of weeks.

LA's Department of Transportation advises to still avoid canyon roads, if possible, as some settlement and further hillside movement is still likely.

 

The logo of the National Weather Service showing a storm cloud with a lighting bolt through it.and the NWS name wrapped around the image.

Trending Weather

 

As of 5 AM, February 22, the National Weather Service-Los Angeles holds these near-term projections, as they apply to LA City and nearby County areas:

"A warming and drying trend through tomorrow as offshore flow develops. Breezy to locally gusty Santa Anas could [also] develop. Another storm system will bring rain and mountain snow to the region early next week. Gusty winds could develop across the mountains on Sunday and Monday as the storm moves over the region."

More details at National Weather Service-LA/Oxnard
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Report storm damage to public spaces (fallen trees, downed wires, potholes, street flooding, mudslides, etc.) to LA City's 311 Call Center and connect to a wide variety of non-emergency City services and general information. 

Service requests during weather emergencies may be made by calling 311 (or 213-473-3231), visiting LACity.gov/MyLA311, or using the MyLA311 mobile app. 

And always call 911 for life-threatening issues.

 

 

Countywide Damage Survey

Completing this online survey will help LA County collect information on estimated business- or home owner repair costs from early February rainstorm damage. The data will be used to determine if cumulative damages are enough to qualify for federally-funded, individual disaster assistance. Completing this form does not guarantee eligibility. However, it is the first step the County must take.  

 

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY

 

Picture of Los Angeles City skyline with grey storm clouds in the sky

 

Sizeable storms are now an LA City "thing" . . . so, expect more rain this winter and prepare!

 

  Find expanded LA area cold- and rainy weather resources, at:  

LA City Rainstorms

 

​ 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 signs: mud buildup at the base of hills, widening cracks in outside walls or paved areas, sticking doors, broken utility lines, and pooling ground water.

More Warning Signs

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Shelter from the Storm(s)
 
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