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Town hall meeting to focus on preparations for El Niño

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city and Assemblyman Richard Bloom will host an El Niño Town Hall event Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., in Rooms 5 and 6.

The event is free and open to the public and no advance reservations are required.

The meeting is aimed at providing community members with information about getting prepared for winter storms.

This winter’s predicted El Niño conditions, with severe weather and heavy rain, which may bring flooding to the area and create hazards within the city, and throughout the region.

Experts from a range of local public safety agencies will be on hand to discuss preparation and offer tips, as well as to provide information about resources available to residents and local business owners.

In order to prepare for heavy rainfall and potential flooding, the Los Angeles County Fire Department stations in West Hollywood are stocking up on sandbags, which will be available free to West Hollywood residents.

Fire Station 7 is located at 864 N. San Vicente Blvd., and can be reached by calling (310) 358-3430. Fire Station 8 is located at 7643 Santa Monica Blvd., and can be reached by calling (323) 654-5445.

For more information regarding sandbags at local fire stations, visit www.dpw.lacounty.gov/care/sandbags. This city also will organize sand-distribution locations.

Information will be posted on the city’s website, www.weho.org, as it becomes available.

Information: Bonnie Smith at (323) 848-6371.


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