HURRICANE HILLARY EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY RAIN, STRONG WIND TO PALMDALE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 THROUGH MONDAY, AUGUST 21
The National Weather Service forecasts that a powerful storm will impact Southern California, bringing heavy rain, high winds, hazardous road, beach and sea conditions, and possible power outages Sunday afternoon, August 20 through Monday evening, August 21. Hurricane Hillary is moving up the coast from Baja toward LA County, and it is still uncertain whether it will change course, weaken or remain as strong as a Tropical Storm.
The NWS has issued a flood watch for LA County, including Palmdale, Sunday morning through Monday morning. Rainfall rates of up to 1 inch per hour are possible, with 1-4 inches total. Winds may be 30-50 mph. Note that this forecast may change significantly before Sunday evening, so monitor local news and weather forecasts at https://www.weather.gov/lox/.
Be prepared for heavy rain, strong wind, hazardous road conditions due to street flooding, mud, water and rocks in the road, wind, and low visibility.
Be prepared for potential flooding of creeks and low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Be prepared for possible power outages and traffic signal outages due downed power lines. Never approach or touch downed power lines — stay back, warn others, and call 911. Under California law, always approach an intersection with a malfunctioning traffic signal as if it is an all-way stop sign — that means come to a complete stop.
- Sign up for alerts from LA County (Fire and Sheriff’s Depts) www.Ready.LACounty.gov/Alerts.
- Monitor local news for weather forecasts and emergency information
- Secure loose items in your yard
- Make sure all drains on your property are clear (including rain gutters)
- Prepare for power outages, check flashlights and batteries and backup power sources
- Protect your refrigerated food by moving some items to the freezer and getting ice for ice chests
- Take pictures of your property to document the condition before the storm
Sandbags and sand are available while supplies last at our Maintenance yard, located at 39110 3rd St. East. You may also pickup sandbags from your local fire station but will need to supply your own sand.
Victory Outreach will open for those seeking shelter on Sunday, August 20 at 5 pm through Monday, August 21 at 8 pm. Pickups are available, call 661-701-2145 to make arrangements. Address: 37419 25th St East, Palmdale, CA 93550
STAY AWARE AND INFORMED
Monitor weather and emergency information on local news. During power outages, use battery, solar, hand crank or car radios, which will operate: 99.1 FM KBUU, 1070 AM KNX. Monitor weather conditions at https://www.weather.gov/lox. Sign up for emergency alerts from LA County (includes Fire and Sheriff’s Depts) www.Ready.LACounty.gov/Alerts.
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