Last Content Update:
This webpage was created to provide Community Updates, important links, and other preparedness resources in response to the storm that occurred from February 1-7, 2024. While this storm has ended, this webpage will be utilized by the City during future major rain events.
Please take a minute to make sure you and your family are registered for emergency alerts from Alert SouthBay. Sign up by texting ALERTRPV to 888-777 or going to AlertSouthBay.com.
Current Road Closures
This page will be updated during major rain events with the latest information on storm-related road closures.
The Latest Community Update
Wednesday, February 7, 9 PM
Sandbags update: A limited amount of sandbags are back in stock at RPV City Hall on a first-come, first served basis.
Unfilled sandbags are located at the City Hall info desk and are available to RPV residents during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday). There is a limit of 10 sandbags per household with valid ID or proof of residency. Fill sand is located at City Hall in a designated area for residents to use. Please bring your shovels and tools as they are not provided. If you need additional bags, they can be purchased at local hardware stores. For sandbag placement tips, please visit: ow.ly/yh0O50H9HuC
Storm Damage Relief for Property Owners Now Available
In the aftermath of recent storms, the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office is providing critical financial relief to property owners who have experienced damage due to natural disasters through the Misfortune and Calamity Tax Relief program. This initiative aims to mitigate the financial impact on affected homeowners by offering a reassessment of their property's value, reflecting the damage incurred and potentially lowering their tax obligations.
To be eligible for this relief, property owners must submit an Application for Reassessment: Property Damaged or Destroyed by Misfortune or Calamity (Form ADS-820) (PDF) within 12 months of the damage occurrence. The program stipulates that the property loss must amount to more than $10,000 in current market value to qualify.
Key Aspects of the Relief Program
- Filing Requirements: Eligibility hinges on filing the reassessment application within the 12-month window following the damage, ensuring that losses meet the minimum financial threshold.
- Tax Bill Adjustment: Qualifying properties will see a reduction in tax liability for the portion of the property that was damaged or destroyed, effective from the damage date and maintained until the property is repaired or rebuilt.
- Reconstruction Considerations: Rebuilding efforts that closely resemble the original structure will not result in an increased property tax rate, maintaining the pre-disaster tax base value. However, any enhancements or expansions will be assessed at their full market value.
For detailed information on how to apply for the Misfortune and Calamity Tax Relief, visit the Los Angeles County Assessor's website at: assessor.lacounty.gov/disaster-relief
We value our local and regional media partners, but please understand that our City staff and City leadership are very busy at this time. If you have a media inquiry related to storms in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, please contact the City's communications partner, Tripepi Smith, with your questions at RPVMedia@TripepiSmith.com. They will also add you to our media list so you receive our listserv updates, press releases and media advisories.
Click/tap the dates below to see previous Community Updates.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning through Monday, February 5 at 12 a.m. PST that covers the Peninsula.
- Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn around, don’t drown! Stay safe indoors when possible.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
- Know Your Zone in case of an evacuation or Shelter in Place warning or order. Visit PVPready.gov to find your zone.
The Pelican Cove parking lot is closed through February 9. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Public Works Department along with local fire and law enforcement agencies will be utilizing the parking lot for staging and placement of equipment and overflow of debris throughout the current severe rain conditions. Thank you for your patience and understanding as the City works to keep critical infrastructure open.
Friday, February 2, 6PM
Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall is OUT of sandbags. Please visit Los Angeles County Fire Department Stations for sandbags. However, please note that supplies may be limited. A list of fire stations on the Peninsula is provided below.
- Station No. 53: 6124 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 | (310) 377-3333
- Station No. 83: 83 Miraleste Plaza, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 | (310) 831-4624
- Station No. 56: 12 Crest Road West, Rolling Hills, CA 90274 | (310) 377-1584
- Station No. 106: 27413 Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 | (310) 377-9523
- Station No. 2: 340 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 | (310) 373-6539
Friday, February 2, 11:10AM
The National Weather Service is forecasting a second and likely much stronger storm approaching Southern California this weekend, which will continue into next week. The strongest impacts are expected Sunday evening, February 4, through Monday evening, February 5. The upcoming storm is anticipated to be significantly stronger and longer in duration than Thursday’s storm, with flash flooding and 3-6 inches of rain expected. No warnings or orders have been issued to shelter in place or evacuate at this time. Residents in coastal areas of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Landslide Complex should be prepared, should the situation change.
When preparing for the storm, take the following actions:
- Have an emergency plan for your family, friends and neighborhood so that you can stay safe and connected during an emergency. This includes making a list of emergency contacts, identifying meeting points if you are separated, and having two ways to get in and out of your home and neighborhood.
- Gather emergency supplies that will allow you to either shelter in place during the storm, including food, water, radios, medication, and pet supplies, or create a go bag if you need to evacuate. Think of the FIVE Ps:
- Pills (medications)
- Photos (including photo documentation of your home for insurance purposes)
- Papers (documents such as utility bills, birth certificates, etc)
For a comprehensive list, please visit rpvca.gov/storm.
- Prepare for power outages with batteries, flashlights, backup cell phone chargers, and charging cables. Check outage status at sce.com/outage.
- Sign up to receive text, email, and phone call emergency alerts for your home, work, and school at www.alertsouthbay.com or by texting “alertsb” to 888-777. Important alerts and evacuations, road closures and other hazards will be communicated through the City’s Alert SouthBay emergency alerting system.
Alteras de Rancho Palos Verdes:
El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (National Weather Service) pronostica una segunda tormenta, probablemente mucho más fuerte, que se acercará al sur de California este fin de semana, y que continuará hasta la próxima semana. Se esperan los impactos más fuertes desde el domingo 4 de febrero por la noche hasta el lunes 5 de febrero por la noche. Se anticipa que la próxima tormenta será significativamente más fuerte y de mayor duración que la tormenta del jueves, con inundaciones repentinas y se esperan entre 3 y 6 pulgadas de lluvia. No se han emitido advertencias ni órdenes de refugiarse en el lugar o evacuar en este momento. Los residentes de las zonas costeras de Rancho Palos Verdes y del Landslide Complex deben estar preparados en caso de que la situación cambie.
Al prepararse para la tormenta, tome las siguientes medidas:
- Tenga un plan de emergencia para su familia, amigos y vecindario para que pueda mantenerse seguro y conectado durante una emergencia. Esto incluye hacer una lista de contactos de emergencia, identificar puntos de encuentro si están separados y tener dos formas de entrar y salir de su casa y vecindario.
- Reúna suministros de emergencia que le permitan refugiarse en el lugar durante la tormenta, incluidos alimentos, agua, radios, medicamentos y suministros para mascotas, o cree una bolsa de viaje si necesita evacuar. Recuerde estos elementos esenciales:
- Pastillas (medicamentos)
- Fotos (incluida la documentación fotográfica de su casa por fines de seguro)
- Papeles (documentos como facturas de servicios públicos, actas de nacimiento, etc.)
Para obtener una lista completa, visite rpvca.gov/storm.
- Prepárese para cortes de energía con baterías, linternas, cargadores de respaldo para teléfonos celulares y cables de carga. Consulte el estado de la interrupción de sce.com/outage.
- Regístrese para recibir alertas de emergencia por mensaje de texto, correo electrónico y llamadas telefónicas para su hogar, trabajo y escuela en www.alertsouthbay.com o enviando un mensaje de texto con la palabra “alertsb” al 888-777. Las alertas y evacuaciones importantes, los cierres de carreteras y otros peligros se comunicarán a través del sistema de alerta de emergencia Alert SouthBay de la ciudad.
美國國家氣象局預測，第二場可能更強的風暴將於本週末逼近南加州，並將持續到下週。預計影響最嚴重的時間是2 月4 日星期日晚間至2 月5 日星期一晚間。預計即將到來的風暴將比周四的風暴強度更大、持續時間更長，預計會出現嚴重的土石流和3- 6 英吋的降雨量。目前尚未發出就地避難或疏散的警告或命令。如果情況發生變化，帕洛斯維迪斯牧場沿海地區的居民應該做好準備.
• 預先準備緊急物資，以便您在暴風雨期間就地避難，包括食物、水、收音機、藥物和寵物用品，或在需要疏散時準備一個應急包。想想五個 P：
• 預先準備電池、手電筒、備用手機充電器和充電線做好停電準備。請上網站 sce.com/outage 檢查中斷狀態.
• 請上網站 www.alertsouthbay.com 或發送簡訊「alertsb」至 888-777 進行註冊，接收針對您的家庭、工作單位和學校的簡訊、電子郵件和電話緊急警報。重要警報和疏散、道路封閉和其他危險將透過市警示南灣緊急警報系統傳達.
랜초 팔로스 버디스 경고:
국립 기상청(National Weather Service)은 이번 주말 남부 캘리포니아에 두 번째이자 훨씬 더 강력한 폭풍이 접근할 것으로 예상하고 있으며, 이는 다음 주까지 계속될 것입니다. 가장 강한 영향은 2월 4일 일요일 저녁부터 2월 5일 월요일 저녁까지 예상됩니다. 다가오는 폭풍은 돌발 홍수와 3-6인치의 비가 예상되는 등 목요일의 폭풍보다 훨씬 더 강력하고 지속 기간이 길어질 것으로 예상됩니다. 현재로서는 대피소나 대피하라는 경고나 명령이 발령되지 않았습니다. Rancho Palos Verdes 해안 지역과 산사태 단지 주민들은 상황이 바뀔 경우에 대비해야 합니다.
폭풍에 대비할 때 다음 조치를 취하십시오:
• 가족, 친구, 이웃을 위한 비상 계획을 마련하여 비상 시 안전을 유지하고 연락할 수 있도록 하십시오. 여기에는 비상 연락처 목록 작성, 별거 시 만날 장소 확인, 집과 동네에 드나드는 두 가지 방법이 포함됩니다.
• 음식, 물, 라디오, 약품, 애완동물 용품 등 폭풍우 동안 대피할 수 있는 비상 물품을 모으거나 대피해야 할 경우 비상용 가방을 만드십시오. 다섯 가지 P를 생각해 보세요.
1. 사람 (People)
2. 애완동물 (Pets)
3. 알약(약물) (Pills)
4. 사진(보험 목적을 위한 집의 사진 문서 포함) (Pictures)
5. 서류(공과금 고지서, 출생증명서 등의 서류) (Papers)
전체 목록을 보려면 rpvca.gov/storm 을 방문하세요.
• 배터리, 손전등, 예비 휴대폰 충전기 및 충전 케이블을 사용하여 정전에 대비하십시오. sce.com/outage 에서 중단 상태를 확인하세요.
• 집, 직장, 학교에 대한 문자, 이메일, 전화 비상 알림을 받으려면 www.alertsouthbay.com 에서 또는 888-777 로 "alertsb" 라는 문자 메시지를 보내 등록하십시오. 중요한 경보 및 대피, 도로 폐쇄 및 기타 위험은 시의 Alert South Bay 비상 경보 시스템을 통해 전달됩니다.
The National Weather Service has forecasted a second and likely much stronger storm approaching Southern California this weekend, which will continue into next week. The strongest impacts are expected Sunday evening, February 4, through Monday evening, February 5. The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall, flash flooding and other adverse weather conditions.
Now is the time to make the necessary arrangements to stay safe! Here's what you need to know to be prepared:
- Monitor local news and the National Weather Service for the latest information.
- For updates from the City, check this webpage, rpvca.gov/storm, and follow us on Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Download the MyRPV app.
- Sign up for emergency alerts: Register for Alert SouthBay emergency notifications by texting ALERTRPV to 888- 777, visiting AlertSouthBay.com, or downloading the Everbridge app. These alerts will keep you informed during emergencies.
- Expect heavy rainfall: Potential for flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas. Drive safely and avoid driving on flooded roads.
- High winds: Secure your outdoor spaces. Move furniture, umbrellas, and other light-weight items to indoor or secured areas to ensure they don’t fly away. Be cautious of falling debris or trees.
- Possible power outages: Ensure you have emergency supplies, including flashlights, batteries, and non-perishable food. Charge electronic devices. To view the status of current outages, visit sce.com/outage. Power lines may be down. Always consider those lines energized. Stay away and call 9-1-1.
- Report clogged or overflowing storm drains, flooding, debris, downed trees and branches to City Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-544-5252 or by using the MyRPV app. For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.
- Know Your Evacuation Zone: Familiarize yourself with your designated zone on PVPready.gov. It's crucial to Know Your Zone before a crisis arises. Save your zone number on your smartphone, jot it down, and put it somewhere easily accessible - perhaps on your fridge or next to your entryway. In an emergency, check the zone map to see if your zone is under an advisory or evacuation order.
- Assemble a go bag: Prepare an emergency go bag with essential items and important documents. For a comprehensive packing list, go to ready.lacounty.gov or see the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Evacuation Packing List (PDF).
For further guidance and resources, please go to Ready LA County's Rain webpage.
Evacuation WARNING vs. Evacuation ORDER - What’s the difference?
Evacuation Warning: If you receive an evacuation warning, this means you need to start preparing to leave. If you have animals, children, or need additional time evacuating, this is the time to leave.
Evacuation Order: If you receive an evacuation order, this means you need to leave immediately. Emergency responders have determined there is an imminent life safety risk and you need to evacuate.
Always remember, you don’t have to wait to evacuate. If you feel unsafe, LEAVE.
What does “shelter in place” mean?
Shelter in Place: If authorities tell you to shelter in place, it means you need to go indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction.
The City Council voted unanimously on Feb. 20 to urge Gov. Newsom to declare a state of emergency to expedite critical landslide remediation efforts. Learn more. Additional Info...
Link to the official fundraiser supporting the disaster recovery of Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. Additional Info...
Friday, February 23 3:30 p.m. Ladera Linda Community Park 32201 Forrestal Dr. Witness the grand opening of Ladera Linda Community Park! There will be guest speakers, interactive stations for kids, and activities led by City Staff and Docents! Additional Info...