Dear Friends, 

Mayor Bass has declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles related to this week’s historic storms. City crews, including first responders, are working around the clock to ensure Angelenos are safe and protected.  

Our hillside communities here in CD4 and throughout the city have already been especially vulnerable to the impacts of this rainstorm, including mudslides that have led to evacuations, as well as extreme erosion, power outages, and road degradation. 

It is important you and your loved ones stay on alert. Please be advised of the following safety measures to protect you and your neighbors: 

  • Sign up for alerts on
  • Heed all closures and directions from traffic officers
  • Do NOT park your vehicles on streets that are prone to flooding
  • Stay up to date with notifications from the Department of Transportation on Twitter @LADOTofficial and we’ll also keep you posted on @cd4losangeles
  • Report power outages or receive status updates on your outage by calling the LADWP emergency line at (800) 342-5397.
  • Be prepared in case an evacuation order is issued. Pack any belongings and essential items you may need.

In the event you lose power, LADWP recommends taking the following steps to make sure you and your family are prepared:

  • Keep a flashlight and extra batteries nearby. Never use candles in a power outage or other emergency.
  • Keep a fully charged cell phone on hand. During power outages, you may lose phone service and your cordless landline may also lose power.
  • Keep a fully charged portable charger handy incase you need to charge any of your electronics while the power is out.

If power does go out:

  • Report outages online at or by calling 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397).
  • Sign up for outage alerts at
  • Switch off all lights, except for one, so you will know when your power has been restored.
  • Keep your refrigerator closed to keep food cold.
  • Check on vulnerable friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe.

LADWP also reminds customers to use caution around any downed or dangling wires or poles. If you see a downed wire, always assume it is LIVE. Never touch ANY wire that is down or dangling and immediately dial 9-1-1

Follow LADWP via Twitter (@ladwp) and NextDoor for the most up-to-date potential outage information. 

To request any non-emergency City services and to report any storm related damage, including blocked storm water drains, please call 311. You can also download the myLA311 app to easily create a service ticket from your phone. 

The County has also brought its weather-activated shelter program online to provide individuals experiencing homelessness a safe and supportive short-term shelter during severely inclement weather. This program operates to protect individuals from rain and cold weather to avoid conditions such as hypothermia, pneumonia, and other conditions caused by cold temperatures. If you are in need of these services, you can call 1-800-548-6047 to request transportation to the closest motel location.

And, as always, you can connect with us for any non-emergency issues! CD4 residents can call us during the work day at (213) 473-7004 and stay updated on social media @cd4losangeles (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook).

Together, we can work to stay safe during this period of extreme weather.