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The original item was published from 8/19/2023 4:58:24 PM to 8/23/2023 12:00:00 AM.
Posted on: August 19, 2023
[ARCHIVED] Preparation Resources for Tropical Storm Hilary
The National Weather Service is still forecasting possible heavy rain and wind for Orange County beginning Saturday evening. Forecast confidence and accuracy will increase as the storm approaches.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from 5 AM Sunday - 11 PM Monday, and a Tropical Storm Watch has also been issued.
Weather Information Links
· NWS Forecast Office San Diego
· NWS San Diego Video Briefings
· National Hurricane Center
As always, residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for AlertOC as part of their preparations for the storm event at AlertOC.org. The National Weather Service Turn Around Don’t Drown® campaign web site has many resources for public education related to flood safety and drowning prevention. Residents can find general disaster preparedness information and flood-specific guidance at ReadyOC.org.
OCFA has sand and sandbags available at several locations for residents of unincorporated Orange County and OCFA contract cities. For more information, visit the OCFA sandbag web page.