The City of Laguna Niguel fared well today during the second wave of rainstorms. Public Works crews patrolled the City and responded to various locations throughout the day to clear catch basins and debris from streets. The entrance to Crown Valley Park was closed during the afternoon hours and is expected to reopen tomorrow morning.
For residents still in need of sandbags, all three fire stations in Laguna Niguel – Station 5, 23600 Pacific Island Drive, Station 39, 24241 Avila Rd, and Station 49, 31461 Golden Lantern – have unfilled sandbags available. Sand is available at the Pooch Park, next to Fire Station 49 on Golden Lantern.
According to the National Weather Service, the next in the series of pacific storms to impact southern California will bring a period of heavier rainfall and thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening, with a second round for late tonight into early Thursday. Wind gusts of 15-25 m.p.h. are also expected.
The entrance to Crown Valley Park is open at this time but may close later this morning as heavy rain moves into the area. Should this happen, residents wishing to access the park may do so by using the emergency access road.
We would like to remind everyone to stay out of and away from flood control channels, creeks and other drainage areas.
Water and power was restored yesterday afternoon to residents in the south part of the City. According to Moulton Niguel Water District, work will continue to complete the final repairs. Traffic lanes on eastbound Crown Valley Parkway between National Park and Clubhouse Drive may be reduced from time to time due to the construction activity.
Please Drive Safely and Slow Down.