by Photo courtesy of National Weather Service San Diego

San Diego County officials cautioned that Hurricane Kay could bring heavy rainfall and high winds to the region as it travels north along the Baja California peninsula. 

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Kay is about 200 miles Southeast of Cabo and should reach a point about 150 miles Southwest Friday night as a weakening tropical storm. An excessive heat warning, which was first issued before labor day weekend, is not set to expire until 8 p.m. Friday.

Forecasters anticipate the chances of rain will increase Friday, with some rainfall in San Diego County over the weekend. To prepare for the rain, County officials and Cal Fire San Diego will provide free sandbags to residents who live in the unincorporated areas.

According to county officials, heavy rain can cause flooding, and erosion in areas that are not covered by plants, landscaping, grass, and trees. 

“Rain turnoff can sweep topsoil, mid, plant material and debris off land and downstream where it can damage homes, clog culverts and storm drain, an nd flood damage roadways,” county officials wrote in a statement.  

San Diego County residents in impacted areas can find sand and bags in the following locations: 

  • Bonita: Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Station: 4900 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902, P: 619-479-2346
  • Boulevard: Boulevard Fire Station #47: 40080 Ribbonwood Road, Boulevard, CA 91905, P: 619-390-2020
  • De Luz: 39431 De Luz Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028 P: 760-728-2422
  • Dulzura: Dulzura Fire Station #30: 17304 Highway 94, Dulzura, CA 91917, P: 619-468-3391
  • Fallbrook: Pala Mesa Fire Station #4, 4375 Pala Mesa Drive, Fallbrook, CA 92028, P: 760-723-2024
  • Julian: Julian-Cuyamaca: Fire Station #56, 3407 Hwy 79, Julian, CA 92036, P: 760-765-2885
  • Ramona: Ramona Fire Station #82, 3410 Dye Road, Ramona, CA 92065, P: 760-789-0107
  • Rincon: Rincon Fire Station #70: 16971 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061, P: 760-742-3243
  • Warner Springs: Sunshine Summit Fire Station #59, 35227 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086, P: 760-782-9113. 

For more information about how to protect yourself and your property amid flooding, visit ReadySanDiego.org’s Flooding webpage

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