BABCNC Emergency Preparedness Meeting 08-16-2017

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Posted by Editor & Public Communications | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 15-08-2017

The next BABCNC Emergency Preparedness meeting will be held Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00 pm, at Bel Air Ridge Clubhouse – 2760 Claray Los Angeles, CA 90077.

Please click here to view the agenda.

All are welcome to attend.

Coyote & Mountain Lion Sighting

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Posted by President | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 21-07-2016

Dear friends and neighbors,
I am writing, not to alarm you, but to make you aware.

I was notified that a coyote was spotted carrying away someone’s pet in the past 2 days on North Beverly Glen Blvd.
I was also notified that a mountain lion was seen crossing NBG up near Mulholland in the past week.

Please keep your pets indoors, day and night during this heat wave and high predator activity season.
Always walk them on a close leash. Walk different routes.
DO NOT FEED OR PUT WATER OUT FOR WILD ANIMALS. It is against the law!
Remember, these wild animals are not afraid of people.  We live in an Urban Forrest.

For more information: http://www.laanimalservices.com/about-animals/wildlife/

Staying safe together,

Tensie Palmer

Excessive Heat Warning for Los Angeles, CA

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Posted by President | Posted in Emergency Preparedness, President's Message | Posted on 17-06-2016

...Excessive heat warning in effect from 11 am to 8 PM PDT  Monday...
    The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued an
excessive heat warning...which is in effect from 11 am to 8 PM PDT Monday.

* Heat...maximum temperatures and heat index readings between 100 and 110 degrees
are expected on Monday away from the immediate coast.
(103 degrees expected in the Glen)
* Impacts...dangerous heat-related illness is possible...
  especially for sensitive populations...those conducting   outdoor activities.
..and people without access to air conditioning.
Electricity demands will be high and power outages are possible.
 Precautionary/preparedness actions...
 * Never...ever...leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles...even for a
short period of time.
 * Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. 
* Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
* Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible
and drink plenty of water.
* To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety
and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded
or air conditioned environments.
* Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
**Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911.**

Emergency Preparedness Meeting this Sunday at LDRCC

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Posted by Emergency Preparedness | Posted in Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 10-08-2015

Emergency Preparedness Meeting this Sunday, August 16th at LDRCC from 7 – 8PM

Please join us to discuss the latest community efforts involving Emergency Preparedness. Learn about our new communication system and find out ways to get involved!

WHERE: LDRCC, 10409 Scenario Lane, Los Angeles, Ca 90077
WHEN: Sunday, August 16th from 7 – 8PM

See you there!

REMINDER – Emergency Preparedness Meeting Tonight LDRCC

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Posted by Emergency Preparedness | Posted in Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 19-04-2015

Emergency Preparedness Meeting Tonight at LDRCC from 7 – 8PM

Please join us to discuss the latest community efforts involving Emergency Preparedness. Learn about our new communication system and find out ways to get involved!

WHERE: LDRCC, 10409 Scenario Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90077
WHEN: Sunday, April 19th from 7 – 8PM

See you there!

How to prevent flooding if you live on a canyon road in Southern California

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Posted by Editor & Public Communications | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 03-12-2014

Beverly Glen Flooding - 1952

Beverly Glen flooding in 1952 (Photo: USC Archives)

If you live on a canyon road, chances are you will experience some mild to severe flooding during heavy rains. This is especially true if you live in Southern California where we either have drought or heavy rains. We have never had an average rainfall ever. It’s all or nothing.

If you live on a canyon road such as Laurel, Benedict, Coldwater, Beverly Glen….you know they drain all the rain, water, mud, debris from the entire mountain down these few main roads. All the top roads such as Mulholland and sides roads lead and drain to these roads. The goal is for the water to drain down the road. You do not want to block the flow of the water down the road. Below are some tips on how to minimize flooding for you and your neighbors.

1. If your trash cans are on the street, bring them onto your property. They block the flow of water going down the hill. They also cause debris to accumulate and block the flow of water. This causes the street to flood. Your cans can also get swept down the road. Legally they should only be on the road from 6 pm the night before trash pickup to 6 pm the next day.

2. If you see debris in your gutter, pick it up and put it in the trash. Otherwise it will block the flow of water causing flooding.

3. If you live near one of the storm drains, keep it clear. Yes, it’s not your trash stuck in there blocking the flow of water but it will cause YOUR house to flood. The key again is to keep the water flowing down the hill and into the storm drains if need be.

4. If your car is parked on the main canyon road, put it in your garage, carport, driveway, anywhere but on the main canyon road. It blocks debris and water flow. Your car can also be hit by a hydroplaning driver. It can even be swept down the road in heavy rains.

5. If after all of this the road is flooding and water is about to go into your driveway then your home, have sandbags ready. They are free at the fire stations or get some at Home Depot. Always have them on hand. You can also have sand on hand. In emergency fill with dirt, rocks, place bricks on top to keep the bags in place.

6. Always have an emergency plan and kit in place. Have an emergency kit with flash lights, water… Have one for your pets as well.

7. You may lose power in a flood. This is where head lamps, flash lights come in handy. Remember you can charge your cell phone in your car. Hopefully the cell tower has not lost power. If it has, you may have to drive down to Sunset to get reception from a tower with power.

Most importantly, keep an eye out for your neighbor. Know your neighbors’ names, numbers… Please do your part to prepare by clearing the street.

RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

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Posted by President | Posted in Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 13-01-2014

The City of Los Angeles has declared that Red Flag No Parking Restrictions to be in effect starting 8:00 AM on 1/13/2014 and will remain in effect until further notice.
For additional information please visit our website at: http://www.lafd.org/redflag OR call 3-1-1.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Note: The Call Centers operating hours are from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM daily including weekends and holidays.
Ref:notify.lafd.org-47913

RED FLAG WARNINGS

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Posted by ROBGWebsite | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 03-10-2013

LAFD issued a Red Flag warning, please read signage and avoid parking in designated red flag areas, let’s leave those areas clear for our firefighters:

  • RED FLAG WARNING in effect from 9 pm Thu to 6 pm Sun for Santa Ana winds and very low RH
    • Fri morning: NE winds 30-45 mph with gusts to 70
    • Fri afternoon: NE winds 20-30 mph with gusts to 45
    • Sat morning: NE winds 25-40 mph with gusts to 60
    • Sat afternoon: NE winds 20-30 mph with gusts to 45
    • Sunday afternoon: onshore winds 10-15 mph with gusts to 25
  • HIGH WIND WATCH in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon
    • strongest winds are expected through favored passes and canyon

For more info, visit http://lafd.org/redflag/.

RED FLAG DAY TOMORROW 5/2

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Emergency Preparedness, Traffic | Posted on 01-05-2013

SUBJECT: RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT 

It’s going to be hot and dry tomorrow!

The City of Los Angeles has declared that Red Flag No Parking Restrictions to be in effect starting 8:00 AM on 5/02/2013 and will remain in effect until further notice.

For additional information please visit the Fire Department’s website at: http://www.lafd.org/redflag OR call 3-1-1.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: The Call Centers operating hours are from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM daily including weekends and holidays.

RED FLAG DAYS TO SATURDAY

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Posted by ROBGWebsite | Posted in Community Messages, Emergency Preparedness | Posted on 25-10-2012

Please heed the following six simple wind safety tips: 
  1. Report nearby smoke and flames immediately to 9-1-1.
  2. Be watchful of toppling trees and wind-blown debris.
  3. Treat all non-functioning traffic signals as a four way stop.
  4. Minimize the use of candles, lighters, fire pits, barbecues, and spark producing equipment.
  5. Secure household items, such as outdoor furniture.
  6. If you encounter downed wires, assume they are energized & contact 9-1-1