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Preparation for El Nino

January 5, 2015
Public Works has been diligently preparing for the incoming El Nino rains for the past two months. Currently, Staff is constructing a temporary sand pile containment area in the City Hall parking lot at the North West corner.

Public Works will provide to residents (while supplies last):

  • 3 pre-filled sandbags (which is enough to cover a doorway) for residents with ID, as we do NOT supply Rossmoor Residents. Residents may see the receptionist to show ID and contact Public Works to gain gate access to the pre-made sand bag pallet.
  • Sand for residents to fill empty sandbags. The City will provide empty sandbags but this is only a first come, first served basis (when available)
  • Public Works asks that residents only fill up to 20 sandbags as to have enough sand for everyone.

If residents have any questions they may contact Department Secretary, Dawn Sallade, at (562) 431-3538, ext. 302, during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and alternate Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  After hours, residents should contact West-Comm for any emergencies at (562) 594-7232.


The City has published this reference guide for your use in preparing for El Nino.


The County has prepared this El Nino Communication Toolkit package with materials and information highlighting the County’s preparation for expected rain, flooding and other impacts from El Niño storms. A new El Niño website – – has been created as a portal for comprehensive information about what residents and visitors can do before, during and after the rains.

City Hall is open Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please review procedures here.