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Staff Report
1:21 pm PST January 16, 2019

Three-hundred single-family homes and just one commercial property are considered to be threatened as a result of ongoing winter storms in the Malibu area, according to the latest report.

The report, released just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, comes from the Los Angeles County fire and sheriffs departments, as well as LA County Public Works. 

No fatalities, injuries, missing persons or instances of property damage were reported.

Still, the Woolsey Fire burn areas are not in the clear, and evacuations of the 300 at-risk homes remain in effect, as officials think the area remains unstable, with a high risk of mud and debris flow. Evacuations of the impacted areas — Corral Canyon/El Nido, Escondido/Latigo Canyon, Malibu West/Trancas Canyon, Malibu Park/Bonsall, Malibou Lake, all of Ramirez Canyon Road and adjacent streets, and Paradise Cove mobile home park and restaurant — were ordered yesterday morning.

“Protection of life, property and the environment will remain our priorities,” the report states.

The rain is expected to continue this afternoon into tomorrow, Jan. 17.

On Thursday, rainfall rates of .5 inches to .75 inches are expected between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gusty winds, between 30-50 mph, also are anticipated, according to an alert from the City of Malibu. Residents of the Woolsey Fire burn area are urged to prepare for flooding, shallow mud and debris flows, dangerous road conditions, falling tree branches, power outages and evacuations. 

A high surf advisory also remains in effect.

Evacuation centers at Santa Monica High School (601 Pico Boulevard) and Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center (27040 Malibu Hills Road, Agoura) remain open, with both shelters accepting small animals.