MALIBU—The city of Malibu is alerting residents of the importance of being prepared in the wake of the wildfires that have spread throughout Southern California in the recent week. The city of Malibu announced on its website that there are currently no fires in the region. A red flag warning was in effect until Sunday, December 10 as Santa Ana winds strengthened on Saturday and Sunday.
In the event of a major disaster situation, the city of Malibu will utilize Everbridge, a mass notification system that allows the city to send immediate, vital information by text, phone call, and email to multiple contacts. The Everbridge system allows evacuation notices to be sent to subscribers within a specific evacuation zone. Users can enter all their contact information, such as cell phone and work phone numbers for every family member, to ensure all are notified no matter where they are.
Subscribers can also provide other important information that will aid the City and first responders in providing necessary assistance in an emergency situation. Malibu residents are encouraged to sign up for Everbridge notifications by going to www.MalibuCity.org/DisasterNotifications.
Residents can subscribe to receive ongoing traffic, weather, utility, and emergency alerts by email and text message through the city’s alert system at www.MalibuCity.org/news. Residents are reminded at this time that it is critical to be prepared should a serious incident occur in Malibu and always follow evacuation orders. A helpful resource for preparing your family and your home for a disaster is Ready! Set! Go!, a personal wildfire action plan prepared by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Seniors and people with disabilities or mobility challenges, as well as people with horses and other large animals, should consider preparing to evacuate early, before official evacuation orders are issued. Individuals with family members who have disabilities or mobility challenges should contact the appropriate parties now to ensure they have assistance and are able to evacuate.
A large animal shelter is available at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Avenue H, Lancaster (661) 948-6060). For more assistance with animals, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control at 562-940-6898.
For fast, official updates on the progress of the Skirball and other fires, the following resources have the latest information:
LA County Fire Department website
LA City Fire Department website – updates on Skirball Fire
Follow #SkirballFire and the LA County Fire Dept.
Monitor local news, including traffic and weather updates, at local Malibu station KBUU 99.1 FM, KNX 1070 AM, and other local stations.