Storm Preparedness


Preparing for El Nino 2015


Manhattan Beach
El Niño Preparedness

The community was invited to attend a special meeting on October 22, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Joslyn Community Center to learn about how we are preparing for El Niño.  In their most certain forecasts to date, the Climate Prediction Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the World Meteorological Organization have indicated that there is a 95% chance that El Niño will continue to evolve through the 2015-2016 Winter. The Preparing for El Niño Community Workshop PowerPoint (PDF) was presented at the community meeting. 
City Departments, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, shared with the Community our action plan to address flood issues related to the protection of property and public safety. Insight was offered on the human and equipment resources that we have available to manage challenging storms, in addition to providing an overview of our emergency response plan.

Tips were provided to the community on:

  • How to prepare for a storm
  • What to do during a storm, and
  • Actions to take after a storm
  • Harvesting stormwater for landscape irrigation purposes

Call the Public Works Department at (310) 802-5324 if you have any questions.  For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the Emergency Preparedness webpage.

Sand Bags and Sand Availability

  • 10 pre-filled bags per household
  • Unlimited sand and bag. BRING YOUR OWN SHOVEL
  • Bring proof of Manhattan Beach residency

Bagged and Unbagged

  • Public Works Yard - 3621 Bell Avenue (please check into Administration Office prior to retrieval).

Bagged Only

  • Fire Station 1 - 400 15th Street
  • Fire Station 2 - 1400 Manhattan Beach Boulevard




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