August 19, 2023

Stay Safe and Informed, from Mayor Karen Bass

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I was briefed earlier today by the National Weather Service about the tropical storm’s trajectory. Based on the current forecast track, our region could see scattered thunderstorms overnight, with heavy rain and wind impacting Los Angeles tomorrow and Monday morning.

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Tonight, our City’s Emergency Operations Center will be activated at Level 2 ahead of Hurricane Hilary making landfall. As we mobilize and prepare, Angelenos should stay safe and informed.

Stay Safe During the Storm

Avoid any unnecessary travel. If you do not need to be on the road please postpone all non-essential travel until the peak of the storm passes. Have your emergency kit and essential devices on hand and ensure that all your devices are charged. Call 911 if there is a life-threatening emergency.

Be Careful During Power Outages

Please take official weather warnings seriously. Prepare for potential widespread and unpredictable power outages. If your power goes out, report it at LADWP.com/Outages. Make sure you have a flashlight with extra batteries nearby. Do not use a candle as a light source as it poses a fire risk.

Sign up at LADWP.com/OutageAlert for updates on outages. Remember to stay away from downed wires.

Report Damages and Request Assistance

The City of Los Angeles has made additional emergency trucks available at all times, citywide to respond to storm damage. Report storm impacts like roadway flooding or mudslides through LACity.gov/Myla311 or by calling 311.

Support for Unhoused Angelenos

The Mayor’s Office has worked to open temporary emergency shelters located near areas at risk of flooding and the City has been offering transportation to shelters as a part of outreach efforts. Additional shelter will open tomorrow. For those who are unable to move, provisions including tarps and emergency blankets are being provided.

The City’s emergency response departments will be on standby to assist those in life-threatening situations.

Stay Informed

Sign up for emergency notifications at NotifyLA.org.

It’s important for all Angelenos to take precautions today to ensure that we can address the impacts of this storm.

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Thank you for doing your part to ensure that we can all stay safe together.


Karen Bass
Mayor

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