Storm Preparedness

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UPDATE 2/13/19  11:20 a.m.

Intermittent showers at today and tonight generating mainly light rain amounts and low intensity rates. Rain will increase prior to daylight Thursday morning with peak rain rates expected roughly between 6am and noon. A flood watch is likely to be issued for the Ventura River at Foster Park later today due to river models indicating a crest just above flood stage late Thursday morning. This would impact the Ventura Beach RV Park near Main St. in the city of Ventura.

Mandatory Evacuation Areas

Road Closures

 For current road closure information visit the CHP Traffic Information Page at

City Facility Closures

Evacuation Center

School Closures

All schools are open at this time.

Evacuation Maps

Emergency Evacuation Route

Do you know the best route to take during an evacuation from your neighborhood? Review the evacuation route maps at…/Emergency-Preparedness--…. The recommended routes allow for traffic to flow more efficiently should an emergency occur. The areas include the Westside community and hillside neighborhoods of Ventura.

Sandbags Available While Supplies Last

Free sand and sandbags are available for city of Ventura residents (while supplies last) at:

  • City of Ventura, Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road (public parking lot)

Residents are asked to bring their own shovel.

Take Action 

Residents need to be prepared to evacuate if necessary.  Be aware, stay tuned-in and help your neighbors, friends and families stay up to date.  

Community members are encouraged to stay informed about advisories and emergencies by:

  • Registering to receive emergency notifications from VC ALERT.
    Text VCALERT to 313131 to register for VC Alert or visit to register. VC Alert is Ventura County's emergency notification system that enables officials to provide essential information quickly when there is a threat to the health or safety of residents.
  • Checking for incident information about road closures, evacuations and any areas impacted by the storm 
  • Learning about emergency preparedness and flood information, including Weather Service links and other helpful tips, at
  • Visiting the National Weather Service website at

Additional information about storm preparation can be found at the following website: