This weekend rain is forecasted due to the passing of Hurricane Hilary through our area. And although the hurricane will have died down by a lot when it gets to us, it will undoubtedly not impact us as harshly as when it began. Still, it is essential to take precautions.

So, here is a list of storm preparedness provided by the City of San Diego.

  • Sweep and pick up trash, leaves, grass clippings, and other debris collected around storm drains and curb gutters near your home.
  • Keep the lid securely closed on the trash and recycle bins when placing them on the street for collection. Place each container approximately two to three feet away from the curb so as not to impede the stormwater flowing on the road.
  • Proactively turn off irrigation to save water and minimize runoff. 
  • Inspect your property or surroundings for loose tree branches or trees vulnerable to high winds and rain, and prepare accordingly.
  • Know the safest routes to and from your home or property should flooding occur.
  • Slow down and do not drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 
  • Do not open or lift maintenance hole covers in the event of street flooding.

When rain arrives, follow these steps:

  • Report flooding to the City’s emergency dispatch center at 619-527-7500
  • For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.
  • Report downed electrical lines or gas emergencies to San Diego Gas & Electric at 800-411-7343.
  • Leave early if your property is in a flood zone. Water levels can rise fast once storms start. Do not hesitate to move if you see rising water.
  • Follow all instructions issued by public safety personnel.
  • Drive carefully! Take your time getting home or to work.

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I hope these tips help. Stay safe out there!

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