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