Tuesday, September 28, 2010

WEDNESDAY EVENT: L.A. County Public Works - County Flood Channel Press Conference







Officials caution public to STAY OUT of flood control channels

County officials will advise residents to stay out of County flood control channels, rivers and debris basins during storm season.

While the County’s vast network of bike trails remain open to the public on dry days, residents should never enter flood control channels when it rains. At peak flow, the LA River moves close to 183,000 cubic feet of stormwater per second out to the ocean—the equivalent of 40 million garden hoses going full blast.

WHEN:            Wednesday, September 29, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:           Los Angeles River Bike Path (TG 765 C-4)

                        Enter at: 4951 Oregon Ave., Long Beach, 90805
(Follow signs to dedicated media parking.)

WHO:              Don Knabe, Supervisor, County of LA (4th District)

Gail Farber, Director, County of LA Department of Public Works and Chief Engineer of the LA County Flood Control District

P. Michael Freeman, Chief, County of LA Fire Department

Mike DuRee, Assistant Chief of Operations, City of Long Beach Fire Department

Note to

Editors:           First-responders from County of LA and City of Long Beach fire departments will display the specially designed water rescue vehicles and devices, ground equipment, harnesses, personal flotation devices and ropes used in swiftwater rescue operations.  Broadcast-quality video of training exercises and actual rescues will be distributed at the press conference.



Gary H. Bozé
Public Information Officer

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Public Relations Group
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

626.458.4094 - Office
626.458.6579 - Fax

"Public Service That Works"


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