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Posted on: August 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] #Hilary: Tropical Storm Update

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Now is the time to prepare for Tropical Storm Hilary. Be aware of the potential hazards the storm will create when it arrives in San Diego County this weekend. Expect high winds, heavy rainfall, and possible flash flooding. The City is prepared and closely monitoring all weather changes in the upcoming days. 

PLEASE BE AWARE: The City has run out of sandbags. There is a shortage of sandbags across the County.

Updates will be provided on the following platforms: 

If you need emergency assistance related to the current weather event, please dial 9-1-1.  

How to Prepare

With heavy rains and strong winds expected, the city encourages residents to activate their emergency preparedness plan and follow precautionary steps for flooding within their property. Visit the emergency preparedness webpage for more information on how to create a plan and get a kit together. Be sure to check the condition of your roof, make sure nearby rain gutters are cleaned out and storm drains are free of debris for proper flood support.  

Storm Preparedness Tips:

  • Make sure you are following the City’s social media channels above
  • Sign up for Alert San Diego, the County’s emergency alert system and Nixle.com to receive important messages from our Public Safety Services 
  • Store enough food, water and medicines to last for 72 hours
  • Prepare for high winds by removing or securing all outdoor furniture
  • During flooding, follow these steps:
  • Avoid driving and walking through flood waters
  • Move immediately to higher ground in the event of flash flooding

 Remember to 

  • Have all electronics fully charged in the event the high winds cause a power outage: charge batteries for all essential items. Including cell phones, external chargers and power tools. 
  • Fill your car with gas and make sure your kitchen is stocked. 
  • Drive carefully on the roads. Please slow down and allow yourself more time than normal to arrive at your destination. Do not travel if possible.
  • High winds can cause fallen trees, debris in the roadway and power outages. Please contact the city's Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550 or by visiting the webpage to report any of the following concerns above. For more information, please visit the National Weather Service high wind webpage.  

Stay Connected

Residents can stay connected at all times in the event of an emergency. Sign up for alerts and stay up to date on Coronado’s social media platforms to get updates. 

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