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Advisory: Weekend Storms May Bring Coastal Flooding and Dangerous High Surf

Advisory: Weekend Storms May Bring Coastal Flooding and Dangerous High Surf

A series of storms that will continue through the weekend are expected to bring several inches of rain, gusty winds and damaging surf. High surf warnings are expected for Saturday and the public is encouraged to avoid beach areas. Areas of the city that are prone to flooding include: Mandalay Beach Road – Oxnard Shores […]

Grounded trawler “Day Island” getting pounded

Grounded trawler “Day Island” getting pounded

By George Miller and Pam Schlotter The fishing trawler “Day Island” which ran aground off Ventura, just south of the Buenaventura State Beach on 1-10-16 near Woodstock Lane, still has not been salvaged. It took a real beating last night and today. Pieces of the craft were washing ashore. The diesel fuel aboard has been removed. […]

Amazing Ventura, Oxnard & Morro Bay surf/flooding photos

Amazing Ventura, Oxnard & Morro Bay surf/flooding photos

By George Miller There is very powerful surf on the beaches this week, closing the Ventura Pier, flooding portions of Oxnard Shores, Ventura beach areas and prompting advisories all along the coast. Our photo correspondent and ocean guardian David Pu’u sent us these epic photos for your enjoyment!  More below that from Oxnard resident and photographer […]

Ventura Pier closed due to high surf

Ventura Pier closed due to high surf

Ventura Police Department   On 12/11/15 at approximately 0700 hours, the Ventura Police Command Center received information that high surf conditions were causing waves to break over the pier.  Patrol officers responded to the pier and confirmed that waves were crashing onto the pier and had possibly caused some damage to the structure of the […]

Mandalay Beach (Oxnard): water rescue that wasn’t

Mandalay Beach (Oxnard): water rescue that wasn’t

By George Miller Oxnard Fire Dept executed a textbook response to a call reporting a jet skiier in distress in the surf near Oxnard Beach Park (Mandalay Beach)  about 1:45 PM today. We saw a large procession of vehicles, from hook & ladder trucks down to a pickup truck on steroids with a surboard on top. In […]

SEVERE ALERT- High surf VC coast; Flash Flood Warnings – Oxnard; mudslides Camarillo Springs

SEVERE ALERT- High surf VC coast; Flash Flood Warnings – Oxnard; mudslides Camarillo Springs

Notice Flash flood warnings In the Santa Clara River flood plain. Mudslide warning in Camarillo Springs.  Up to 4″ rain for the area. Surf predicted to be up to 15 feet at peak, dangerous currents and undertows. Not a good time to learn to surf, kayak or swim at the beach.   http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=flash%20flood%20watch   Marine […]