LAPD issues high surf/flood warnings to LA Coastal communities

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Posted by msblucow on December 21, 2005 at 21:37:09:

December 22, 2005

Residents, Visitors, and Business Owners
Communities of Venice and Playa Del Rey
Los Angeles, California


The Los Angeles City Coastline Communities of Venice, Playa Del Rey, and Dockweiler Beach are currently experiencing a series of large swells, which has produced large surf ranging from
15-25 feet, with larger sets. These large swells are expected to continue through the end of 2005.

It is anticipated that the biggest surf will occur between December 27-31, 2005, during high tide, between the hours of 6:00-10:00 am. Although our entire coastline is at risk, the area of Pacific Avenue to the East, Westminster Avenue to the North, and the Marina Del Rey Main Channel to the South are most susceptible to moderate to severe flooding. This could result in the need for residents and businesses in this area to evacuate voluntarily.

Pacific Area is currently reviewing our evacuation and traffic plan, which will be implemented should substantial flooding occur. Additionally, the American Red Cross is working on shelter should the need arise and sandbags are available at no cost at your local Fire Station. While I do not want to cause panic, I do want to remind everyone to remain alert should flooding occur and evacuation become necessary.

For further information, please contact the Watch Commander, Pacific Community Police Station, at (310) 482-6334.

Very truly yours,

Chief of Polic

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