Action: Update and improve emergency preparedness.
Although flood infrastructure is in place to protect life and property, flooding can still pose a threat to communities within the floodplain during an extreme storm event. These communities, which are protected from routine floods, must still be prepared. The LA River is flashy, meaning water levels in the river can rise rapidly in a matter of hours. Having emergency action plans in place, exercising those plans, and installing effective communication protocols can expedite response times and save lives.
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