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Beverly Hills Offers Sandbags for Residents

The city also offers many tips to deal with the expected deluge.

Beverly Hills Offers Sandbags for Residents

The city of Beverly Hills is making sandbags available to residents who need them to protect their property against the coming storm.

In a press release, the city offers these tips to “be prepared to take action if heavy rainfall causes mudslides, flooding, electrical outages, water contamination or other dangers.”

  • Clean out all gutters, v-ditches and drainage systems
  • Keep sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, lumber and other emergency building materials handy for waterproofing. The city can provide up to 10 sandbags per Beverly Hills household. Call (310) 285-2467 for information.
  • Purchase or renew your flood insurance policy
  • Use a licensed roofing contractor to thoroughly check and repair (or replace) worn roofing materials
  • Make sure that water from down-spouts and paved surfaces drains away from slopes, preferably to public streets, preventing slopes from becoming saturated and creating mudslides
  • Cover the top of slopes with sheets of plastic to prevent water from entering and causing mudslides
  • Report any blocked or clogged street catch basins to the City’s Public Works Department at 310-285-2467 

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