Flooding and water resources for Southern California

Want to know what the flood risk is in your area or how to protect your home during a storm? Check out the resources below.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
How LA is reimagining flood infrastructure
As many as 429,000 homes and businesses have an 80% or higher chance of flooding by 2053 in SoCal counties, but communities, non-profits and government agencies are developing programs to educate and restructure water issues in Southern California.

Want to know what the flood risk is in your area? What about how to protect your home and family during a storm? Check out the resources below for more information.

  • Look up your flood risk: Use our interactive interactive tool to find out what the flood risk is in your area.
  • UC Irvine Flood Lab: More information on the research and models from UCI's Flood Lab.
  • Ready LA County: This site provides emergency preparedness information for flooding, rain, mudslides, wildfires, earthquakes, excessive heat, extreme cold, power outages and tsunamis.
  • Contact LA County Public Works or call 800-675-HELP (4357) to take advantage of the services provided by Public Works, including assessments of flood risk.
  • Water for LA County: This site provides information on stormwater capture, keeping water clean, where LA County water comes from and extreme weather changes.
  • LA County Clean Safe Water Program: More information on the projects to retrofit flood and water infrastructure, as well as resources to get involved in future projects.
  • Redesign LA: A collective of organizations developing resources to help others build multi-benefit water projects
  • Southern California Water Coalition: A non-profit made up of nearly 200 members spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Kern and Imperial counties dedicated to taking on SoCal's water issues.
  • California Department of Insurance flood resources: Information about how flood insurance works and ways to get in touch with the Department of Insurance if you have a question of problem with your insurance. You can also call 1-800-927-4357 or use the department's Consumer Hotline Chat.
  • United Policyholders: A non-profit with a mission to be an information resource for insurance consumers in all 50 states.
  • Orange County Public Works: Resources for flood protection in Orange County, including history and flood facts.
  • Riverside County Flood Control: Information on programs and services provided by the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. To report non-emergency flooding during business hours: 951-955-1200. After Hours: 951-955-1230.
  • San Bernardino County Public Works/flood control: Information from San Bernardino County Public Works on what to do in case of a flood, real-time conditions and how to report flood problems. Business hours number 909-387-8063. After hours contact the Comm Center: 909-356-3805.
  • Ventura County Public Works: Resources on watershed protection in Ventura County including projects and flood warning systems.