Video: Garcetti Uses Mayoral Powers To Get Into Sold-Out 'Rain Room'
In a new video from inside LACMA's Rain Room, Mayor Eric Garcetti urges Angelenos to stay safe and take precautions during El Niño's storms.After powerful storms stirred up trouble early this morning and over the weekend, Garcetti took to the popular LACMA exhibit let viewers in on the city's El Niño safety and emergency preparedness website. Conveniently staying dry thanks to the installation's sensors, the mayor uses the 'rainy' installation to highlight the website's resources, which include emergency alerts, preparation tips and resources for reporting problems like clogged drains, fallen trees and downed power lines.
This weekend's storms reminded us of the importance of staying safe during El Niño. We've got resources available at www.elninola.com and if you need shelter, our winter shelters are open 24/7. Call 211 for locations and pick up points.
Posted by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday, March 7, 2016
Alright, it's no '101 Slow Jam,' but still a good use of the installation.
While things have calmed down for the most part today—with the exception of strong winds—the National Weather Service indicates that there may be some more thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Plus, there's a chance more rain could return by the end of the week, so better get busy studying up on the city's El Niño website.