Emergency Alerts

February 2024 Storm Updates

The City of Ventura and numerous other Countywide agencies monitored a significant rainstorm that impacted Ventura County February 3-6, 2024.

Storm Damage Reporting needed by February 13

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is collecting damage reports from residents who suffered storm damage to their homes, personal property, and businesses. Submit a Damage Report before February 13, 2024.

Your information will help determine if Ventura County may be eligible for assistance from state and federal resources.

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Winter 2023 Storm Updates

The City of Ventura recently experienced severe weather and high surf damage beginning in December 2023.  

Staff continues to recover and repair the public areas and facilities. Please see a breakdown in the following areas for the latest updates: 

Disaster Financial Assistance for Residents and Business Owners

On January 11, the Small Business Administration announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans for businesses and residents affected by the heavy rain and flooding that occurred between December 21-23, 2023. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2024.1.13.24_ENG - Disaster Loan Outreach Center_FINAL Opens in new window

Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at SBA.gov/disaster. Applicants may also call the Small Business Administration Customer Service Center at 800-659‑2955 or email [email protected] for more information about disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. For more information, please visit VCEmergency.com.

The City of Ventura has partnered with 2-1-1 of Ventura to assist residents with any unmet needs they may have due to the December floods. If you or your family has unmet needs, please call 2-1-1 and a representative will work to connect you with one of several organizations available to assist.

Assistance may be available in the following areas: 

  • Debris removal / cleanup
  • Temporary housing or shelter
  • Disaster mental health support
  • Assistance with food

Coastal areas 

Pierpont Beach sustained damage to several lane ends and the seawall at South Seaward Avenue. The current estimated damage costs in the coastal areas are currently over $35,000.  

Emergency sand berms are still in place and are pending removal with authorization from the California Coastal Commission and Army Corps of Engineers. The City is coordinating with California State Parks on this effort, and additional information will be provided once available.  

Ventura Pier 

The Ventura Pier sustained additional damages estimated at $1.75 million. It remains closed to the public for safety, and staff continues to pursue funding options to repair and reopen the Pier by summer 2024. For additional details, visit www.cityofventura.ca.gov/VenturaPier

Parks 

Marina Park is currently cleared of sand, rock, and debris caused by tidal action. A small section of the concrete walkway was damaged and is pending repairs. The park remains open to the public.  

Streets 

Sand and debris cleanup in the Pierpont area and Harbor Boulevard were quickly addressed and completed with estimated costs of $75,000.  

Streets maintenance crews continue working diligently to fill the potholes brought on by the recent storms. Please continue to report pothole repair needs to (805) 652-4590 and visit our website at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Streets for more information.