Officials from the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management have issued an evacuation warning in an area near Topanga Canyon due to the potential threat of mud or debris flows caused by incoming storms. This announcement was made on Sunday evening, emphasizing the importance of taking immediate action to ensure the safety of residents.
A warning has been issued for zone 4 along Santa Maria Road, north of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, which will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, according to officials.
Residents in the area are being urged by authorities to make necessary preparations for possible evacuations. This includes gathering loved ones and pets, as well as keeping a close eye on local weather updates in case of mandatory evacuation orders.
Thunderstorms are expected to be most active on Monday, starting from noon and continuing through the evening.
The Southland will experience dangerous driving conditions due to the wet weather, including limited visibility and potential road flooding.
KTLA weatherman Kai Goldberg issued a cautionary message for those planning to travel in the coming days. He emphasized the need for extra caution, particularly on Monday morning when the roads are expected to be treacherous. Goldberg urged commuters to take necessary precautions and allocate additional time for their journeys to work or school, as the streets will likely be slippery.
L.A. County’s website provides detailed information about the areas that could potentially be affected by mud and debris flows.