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evacs lifted

The worst of March 22-23 storm is behind Anaheim. We've seen some heavy rain, but Anaheim came through much better than forecast. 

Voluntary evacuations for three specific east Anaheim neighborhoods are lifted as of 5 p.m. Thursday. Thanks for bearing with us through the rain. 

It's always a good idea to make sure you have a plan for your family and home for any amount of rain or other emergency. 


We have a handful of resources to help you prepare. They include checklists, flood information, soil erosion prevention and more. 

Residents who live near the Canyon Fire 2 burn area are encouraged to look around their properties and see if any steps should be taken to prevent hillside mud and debris from ending up on their property. Keep an eye out for voluntary or mandatory evacuations, should they be necessary out of an abundance of caution.

Residents in low-lying areas that typically see spot flooding are encouraged to get sandbags to have on hand while the weather is nice.

We encourage everyone to take the time to create a plan for your family should an emergency arise. Think about what you might need to bring with you in the event you'd have to leave your home.

Now is also a good time to sign up for Anaheim Alert to get important alerts and information from the city. Sign up at AnaheimAlert.net.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates there as well. 


How to fill and place sandbags



We're seeing a second wave of rain this afternoon that is set to last through the evening commute.

Allow extra time to get to work, be careful on wet roads and watch for debris and water build-up in roadways.

We're continuing to watch the rain closely and are monitoring areas prone to flooding in the western part of the city as well as the Canyon Fire 2 burn areas in the hills.

We do have one road closure due to the rain. One eastbound lane is closed on E. Santa Ana Canyon Road between S. Lakeview Avenue and S. Royal Oak Road while crews clean up some mud that got into the street. This should be closed for the rest of the evening.

Other than that, we are happy to report that we haven’t seen any major issues from rain last night or today.

After this last part of the storm, we should be mostly done with the rain this time around.

Now that we’ve experienced our first taste of the winter rainy season, it’s a good time to start thinking about the rest of the season and future rain storms and how we can best prepare.

Take the time to create a plan for your family should an emergency arise. Think about what you might need to bring with you in the event you’d have to leave your home.

Look around your home to see where water and debris might gather and use sandbags where needed.

You can always pick up sandbags and sand at the Public Works Yard, 400 E. Vermont, or grab unfilled bags at any Anaheim fire station.

Sign up for Anaheim Alert to get important alerts and information from the city at AnaheimAlert.net.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates there as well.

We will continue to monitor the weather and take precautions to keep everyone safe and informed.

Thank you for your diligence and doing your part for this storm and future rain in Anaheim.

We do have one road closure due to the rain. One eastbound lane is closed on East Santa Ana Canyon Road between South Lakeview Avenue and South Royal Oak Road while crews clean up some mud that got into the street. This should be closed for the rest of the evening.
We do have one road closure due to the rain. One eastbound lane is closed on East Santa Ana Canyon Road between South Lakeview Avenue and South Royal Oak Road while crews clean up some mud that got into the street. This should be closed for the rest of the evening.