In response to the ongoing heavy winds and rainfall this week, the City of La Cañada Flintridge reminds residents of the following safety information. 

High speed winds have the potential to topple and disperse items and debris into storm drains and local waterways. The accumulation of litter and debris in drains, lakes and creeks coupled with increased rainfall raises the concern of potential flooding and transport of pollutants. 

The City asks residents to keep the following tips in mind to help prevent flooding and pollutant transfer.

  • Frequently check your local weather forecast for adverse weather conditions such as strong wind and rain.
  • Do not litter and always place trash in the correct waste receptacle.
  • Remember to clean up after your pets and dispose of the waste properly.
  • Secure your trash bins to prevent them from falling over and ensure they are closed or covered at all times.
  • Thoroughly inspect your lawn and outdoor areas for any trash or debris and properly dispose of it.
  • Sweep any dirt out of curbs and into landscaping to prevent it from entering storm drains.
  • Do not apply fertilizers before a rain event or within 5 feet of pavement, 25 feet of a storm drain or 50 feet of a body of water.

Let’s work together to ensure the safety and resilience of our community during this rainy season. For more tips on how you can take action to reduce pollution this rainy season, visit