The Los Angeles County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) was activated at 6:00 a.m. PST in response to a strong winter storm moving through Los Angeles County. The storm system is impacting Los Angeles County cities and unincorporated area communities. The storm system is forecast to bring heavy rain, snow in high elevations, isolated thunderstorms, and gusty winds to the area through Saturday, March 1, 2014. The CEOC is activated in support of the cities of Glendora, Azusa, Monrovia, Rancho Palos Verdes, Long Beach, and Los Angeles.
Several road closures are being enforced in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas due to mud slides and traffic conditions resulting from the winter storm that hit the area early Friday morning.
The City of Santa Clarita invites local business representatives to a FREE vendor outreach workshop on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to learn more about doing business with the City. The event will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.
After receiving approval from state and church officials, Providence Health and Services of Southern California will assume sponsorship of Saint John's Health Center on Saturday, making it Providence's sixth hospital in Los Angeles County.
Heavy rain brings with it the potential for mudslides and flooding, especially after a long drought. Local Fire Stations are offering free sandbags to any residents wanting to protect their homes and property from adverse weather.
With two rainstorms forecast for the second half of this week, Sheriff's Department deputies and Southern California Edison officials are warning residents of potential safety hazards on the road and in the home.