A series of winter storms is expected to impact Ventura County through midnight tonight. Rainfall intensities are forecast to range between 0.5″/hour – 1.25″/hour between 3:00PM and 9:00PM. These rainfall intensities may cause significant debris flows and flooding in the recent burn areas (Woolsey/Hill/Thomas Burn Scars). In addition, some rockslides can be expected along canyon roadways outside the burn areas. Rain totals for this storm are anticipated to range from 1”- 4” along the coast to more than 6” in the mountains North of Ojai. There will be clearing after midnight tonight, with the next storm forecast to bring rain to the area by mid-day Wednesday, extending through Thursday evening. For additional forecast information please visit the National Weather Service online at https://www.weather.gov/lox
Mandatory Evacuations Areas – See map below for details of specific areas
- South Coast of Ventura County/Community of Malibu
- Matilija / Wheeler Springs / North fork (extending along Oso Road)
Voluntary Evacuations Areas – See map below
- Bell Canyon (entire community)
- Oak Park (specific homes adjacent to the hillsides)
- Residences east of Hwy 33 / Casitas Springs (Vista Burn area)
- Ventura City – The voluntary evacuations were lifted at midnight on 1/15/19 and will be re-instated effective today at 5:00 pm.
- La Conchita
- East Ojai
Due to unpredictable circumstances, residents are advised to be aware of changing conditions and take immediate action to evacuate should the situation become unsafe.
- Camarillo Springs
- Nye Road
- West of Hwy 33 (Sycamore Dr. at Edison Dr.)
- Yerba Buena Road, from Ellice Street to Yellow Hill Road – Extended duration closure
- Harbor Blvd. between Sanjon Rd. and the Ventura Pier (City of Ventura)
- Calabasas/Agoura Community Center – 27040 Malibu Hills Rd.,Calabasas, CA 91301
For information on area school closures, please visit https://www.vcoe.org.
Woolsey Fire Burn Area Debris Flow Threshold
- .50”/hour of rainfall may trigger a debris flow
Thomas Fire Burn Area Debris Flow Threshold
- .75”/hour of rainfall may trigger a debris flow