Heavy rainfall from storms may cause the slopes in our community to be saturated and lend themselves to mudslides. The City of Monterey Park is concerned about your property and your safety. Provided below is some helpful information to prepare for heavy rains especially if your property is located in hillside areas:
- Hillside Protection Recommendations (PDF)
- Hillside Wrap - Protection for Erosion-Prone Slopes (PDF)
- Deep-Rooting Plants - Protection for Erosion-Prone Slopes (PDF)
- Grading / Excavating / Erosion Contractor's List (PDF)
- Geo-technical Engineers (PDF)
Sandbag & Plastic Sheeting Availability During Storms
The City makes sandbag and plastic sheeting supplies available to residents 48 hours before forecasted local storm activity during certain storm conditions. During these events, residents can pick up sandbag and plastic sheeting supplies from the City Yard. The first roll of sheeting will be free and additional rolls are $110 and are only available to hillside residents. However, residents may be asked to estimate their desired dimensions so that enough supplies will be available to those in need.
Sand and sandbags will be free with a 20 bag limit; however, residents will need to fill and transport their own bags. These items are offered to Monterey Park residents only upon presentation of a valid I.D. containing a valid Monterey Park address for pickup of supplies.
Sand, sandbags and sheeting are only available when announced - they are not available on a regular basis.
751 S. Alhambra Avenue
(at Mooney Dr.)
Monterey Park, CA 91755
Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.to 12 p.m.
Closed city holidays and weekends.
General questions may be directed to the Public Works Department at 626-307-1320. After-hours emergencies should be reported to police/fire dispatch at 626-573-1311. In cases of immediate danger please call 9-1-1.
Other El Niño Resources
- Southern California Edison: Nine Steps to Prepare for El Niño (external link)