MALIBU (CBSLA) — Mandatory evacuations were ordered for several areas of Malibu and Ventura County hit hard by the Woolsey Fire that are now in danger of mudslides.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies went door-to-door Tuesday to tell residents they should get out before the next round of rain hits Southern California Tuesday. Heavy rainfall sent mud and debris into the lanes of Pacific Coast Highway, causing it to be closed for several hours.
Authorities are particularly concerned with areas near steep slopes or drainage areas.
In Malibu, mandatory evacuations were ordered for: Corral Canyon/El Nido, Escondido/Old Chimney, Escondido Drive/Latigo Canyon, Malibu West/Trancas Canyon, Malibou Lake, all of Ramirez Canyon Road and adjacent streets and the Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park and Restaurant.
Malibu’s four public schools were also closed Tuesday.
In Ventura County, several neighborhoods were evacuated including: Bell Canyon, Oak Park (specific homes adjacent to the hillsides),
unincorporated Thousand Oaks, Sage Mountain Senior Living Facility, South Coast of Ventura County/Community of Malibu, Matilija / Wheeler Springs / North fork (extending along Oso Road) and residences east of Highway 33/Casitas Springs.
Voluntary evacuations were in effect for Ventura City and La Conchita.
Meanwhile, in Burbank, mandatory evacuations were effect for Country Club Drive above Via Montana in the La Tuna Fire burn area.
Evacuations centers were set up at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Agoura, and at Santa Monica High School’s South Gym, 601 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. Large animals that need shelter will be accepted at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., in Woodland Hills, and the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, 11127 Orcas Avenue, in Lakeview Terrace.