December 11, 2014: This afternoon, the Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) created an event in the Operational Area Response and Recovery System (OARRS) as a result of the National Weather Service’s prediction of moderate to heavy rain expected in the Los Angeles County operational area. This storm system is expected to produce severe weather throughout Los Angeles County to include
While there are definitely areas within the State of California, and specifically, Los Angeles County, with greater vulnerability to this weather system, the potential risks to the City of Downey include:
Disaster Mitigation and Response:
The City of Downey Public Works Department has established sandbag Points of Distribution (PODS) throughout the city. Sandbags will be available at all City of Downey Fire Department Stations and the Public Works Yard. City of Downey residents with ID are allowed to receive up to 10 sandbags. Over 200 sandbags were distributed to city residents yesterday.
City of Downey Maintenance Yard (6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) - 12324 Bellflower Blvd.
Fire Station 1 - 12222 Paramount Blvd.
Fire Station 2 - 9556 Imperial Hwy.
Fire Station 3 - 9900 Paramount Blvd.
Fire Station 4 - 9349 Florence Ave.
City of Downey Fire and Police Departments will continue to monitor and evaluate the severe weather system and scale up response activities as required.