Laguna Beach City Public Safety

Winter Storm Precautions and Sandbag Availability

Winter Storm Precautions and Sandbag Availability

Winter Storm Precautions and Sandbag Availability

Laguna Beach, CA – The City of Laguna Beach is expected to be impacted by a storm Tuesday, March 10, 2020, through Thursday, March 12, 2020, which will bring intermittent periods of heavy rain and potential localized flooding. Flash flooding may be possible. The most significant part of the storm is predicted Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers may continue into Thursday, ending by the late afternoon.

As a reminder, the City of Laguna Beach is providing pre-filled sandbags to residents and business owners from two locations. These sandbags are not for contractors.

1. Act V parking lot – 1900 Laguna Canyon Road
2. Aliso Beach East parking – 31118 Coast Highway

Sandbags are also available at Laguna Beach’s four fire stations. They are free; however, you must provide your own sand. It is not permitted to fill them with sand from Laguna’s beaches or playgrounds.

For local locations of where you can purchase sand please visit our website

Go to to register your cell phone numbers, text numbers, and email addresses into the mass notification system. It is recommended that you register your work and home addresses separately to ensure you receive proper notifications for each location. AlertOC is a critical link for residents and businesses to immediately learn of any required actions in an emergency.

You should also register for Laguna Beach’s Nixle Community Alert system for local weather-related information, traffic-related information, and urgent safety messages in the City. To sign up, simply text 92651 to 888-777.

To avoid being trapped when floodwaters threaten your area, the best way to protect yourself and your family is to evacuate before the flooding starts. Weather watches, warnings, and evacuations notices are science-based predictions that are intended to provide adequate time for evacuation. Those who wait for actual confirmation of catastrophic levels may be trapped by flooding or traffic.

Please visit for further information about Emergency Preparedness and for video footage from past Laguna Beach disasters.

City of Laguna Beach, March 10, 2020, Media Release

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