Culver City Declares Local Emergency
Issues Evacuation Warning for Residents of Culver Crest Area
February 8, 2024
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In response to the ongoing inclement weather conditions and the increased risk of mudslides, Culver City has declared a local emergency and issued an evacuation warning for certain areas of the Culver Crest neighborhood.
Difference Between Evacuation Warning and Evacuation Order
• An evacuation warning means that it is time to prepare to leave your home and the area, gather your family, pets, basic needs and important paperwork and listen for instructions from local officials.
• An evacuation order means you must leave your home or business immediately. Failure to follow an evacuation order may endanger your life and the lives of others and may result in injury or death. Once you have left the area, you will not be able to return until local authorities lift the evacuation order. The City has not issued an evacuation order at this time.
Earlier on Monday, mud flows were reported behind two homes along Cranks Road and one home along Flaxton Street.
Evacuation Warnings have been issued for areas of Culver City's Upper Crest area due to potential mud or debris flows. All evacuation warnings are currently in effect from 3 p.m. on Monday, February 5th through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6th.
• Cranks Road (Tellefson Road to St James Drive) (10600 and 10700 blocks)
• Tellefson Road (Cranks Road to Stubbs Lane) (5712 – 5825)
• Ranch Road (Tellefson Road to Cranks Road) (10600 and 10700 blocks)
• Stubbs Lane (entirety) (10700 block)
• Lugo Way (entirety) (10700 block)
• Youngworth Road (Ranch Road to Flaxton Street) (10600 block)
• Flaxton Street (Youngworth Road to Drakewood Ave) (10600 block)
• Drakewood Avenue (Ranch Road to Northgate Street) (10600 block)
• Bernardo Road (Tellefson Road to terminus) (10800 block)
Those in the Evacuation Warning areas should listen to any instructions from emergency responders and take steps now to gather family, pets, basic needs supplies, medications and important paperwork to "GET SET" in the event that an Evacuation Order is issued.
An emergency shelter is available at: Veterans Memorial Complex - Multipurpose Room, 4117 Overland Avenue
Recommendations from Ready.Gov for landslide preparedness include monitoring your property for signs of landslides. Residents should seek advice from a geotechnical expert for evaluating landslide hazards or designing corrective techniques to reduce landslide risk. A professional can advise you of the best ways to prevent or reduce landslide risk, without creating further hazard. If an immediate, dangerous situation is observed, please call 9-1-1. If you have questions or non-urgent concerns, please call Public Works Maintenance Operations at (310) 253-6420.
The National Weather Service has forecasted continued heavy rainfall in the region through Tuesday, leading to concerns about the stability of the terrain in the area. The City, along with the Culver City Fire Department and Public Works, is evaluating the situation and will provide additional recommendations when available.
Residents are urged to stay informed about the latest updates through official channels, including local news outlets and Culver City's official communication channels. For real-time information and updates, residents are encouraged to follow Culver City's official social media accounts and sign up for Everbridge, the City's alert platform for updates to your phone.
You can also find useful resources on the Culver City Fire Department's website.
The City of Culver City appreciates the cooperation and understanding of residents during this challenging time and is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.