Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department will have increased staffing in place beginning tonight in anticipation of heavy rain.

According to the department, the increase in staffing will start at 8 p.m. and continue for 24 hours as the agency prepares for possible mudslides, flooding or other storm-related problems.

The department will have a search-and-rescue team on duty, along with crews manning three dump trucks and six bulldozers, a canine search team and eight additional engine crews.

Five swift-water rescue teams will be on duty, including one with lifeguards staged in Malibu. A helicopter rescue team will also be on standby, according to the department.

City News Service

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