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)
Sandbags & Plastic Sheeting
Effective immediately, sand and sandbags are available only at the city yard during its regular business hours.
The City makes sandbags and plastic sheeting supplies available to residents during certain storm conditions. During these events, residents can pick up plastic sheeting and sandbag supplies from the City Yard. During period of extreme weather, reduced pricing for these supplies will be in effect. The first roll of sheeting will be free and additional rolls are $55. 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; however, residents will need to fill their own bags.
Proof of residency may be required for pickup of supplies. Location and operating hours are as follows:
751 S. Alhambra Avenue
(at Mooney Dr.)
Monterey Park, CA 91755
Monday through Thursday,7:30 am.to3:30 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)