Your local government should provide sand, check their social media. Remove things from your yard. Go buy essentials. If you lose power keep your fridge closed as much as possible. Don’t try to drive through flooded areas. Stay safe :3

  • @TIEPilot@lemmy.world
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    Sand? They are speculating a year worth of rain in a very short time. Flash flooding is going to be insane. I suggest you do what we do during hurricanes on the right coast.

    Evacuate.

    Nothing is worth your life or the life of your family and friends.

    • Peachy [they/them] OPM
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      There’s been no evac orders yet for my area. It should settle down a bit before reaching landfall in SoCal. Sand can still help reduce flooding in your home even if you evac.

      • @TIEPilot@lemmy.world
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        I never wait for the federal government to tell me when its a good time to leave.

        Also consider when was the last tropical storm to hit SoCal? I was in Hurricane Gloria that made it to New England. that area hadn’t been hit by a real cyclonic storm in ages. It was a bloody mess, no power for near a week, can’t travel as all the roads have trees across them, etc.

        The the same will happen there is its even a moderate tropical storm. Then if FEMA tells you to evac there won’t be a viable route out. So like Gloria you are stuck in place in a desert climate in late summer.

        Go to Scottsdale, have a mini vacation. If its a big nothing burger then you got nice few days out of LA. If it ends up a shit show you dodged a bullet w/ a nice few day w/o dealing w/ any of it.

        • @Catoblepas
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          We get both flooding and high winds in LA fairly regularly, just usually not both at once. If I was planning to be out driving or walking around in it I might be worried about it, but I don’t live near a flood zone or a mudslide zone. The biggest risk to me is something hitting the windows, which can happen during the Santa Ana winds anyway (and hasn’t yet).

          The “year’s worth of rain” is mostly clickbait that applies to certain desert areas of LA county. For my area this won’t even be the rainiest day we’ve had this year.

          I’m not unfamiliar with the havoc hurricanes can wreak, I grew up on the east coast and have been subject to them. But the west coast isn’t the east coast flipped backwards, the cold ocean here takes the steam out of hurricanes to a degree that you don’t really see on the east coast. Right now in San Diego the water temp is 65 F, and hurricanes rapidly lose strength below ~80 F.

          • @TIEPilot@lemmy.world
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            • The “year’s worth of rain” is mostly clickbait

            Yeah I see that, its terror media these days. Scare you away from anything that might be sensible.

            • the cold ocean here takes the steam out of hurricanes

            That I agree 1000%, I did not like getting in the ocean when I was on the left coast. New England loved it, then didn’t like it in Florida depending on the winds and the jelly fish.

            • Right now in San Diego the water temp is 65 F

            That tracks.

            But I will say every surfer is going to be out for this hoping for swells/breaks.

            That said stay safe just in case!

          • @TIEPilot@lemmy.world
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            Fair enough, but get on down the road was my point. Also I have always wanted to visit Scottsdale… And Oregon, hell the whole PCH ride to te boarder. I lived in Marina del Rey, I took PCH to 37 to work. I always wanted to say “fuck it” and take the left vs the right…

        • @Mouselemming@sh.itjust.works
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          Except by the time it gets here it will be downgraded to a Tropical Storm. Which is still very wet and windy, and extremely unusual for summer in SoCal. There’s concern for mudslides in the burn areas. We did have a very rainy winter, so we’ve had a bit of recent practice at sandbagging, etc. Personally I made sure to close the 🏖️ over the table by the pool so it won’t fly up and into a window or the pool.

          Our real problem is, no Waffle Houses to check if they’re open.