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HAWARDEN INCIDENT UPDATE

Hurricane Hilary: Information for Riverside Residents

Published: 08/21/2023




A message from the City of Riverside Office of Emergency Management / Ready Riverside:

In light of Tropical Storm Hilary, the City of Riverside wants to ensure your safety and provide vital information to help you prepare for the impending weather event.

The safety of you and your loved ones is the top priority. As Tropical Storm Hilary approaches, it's crucial to stay informed, stay prepared, and stay connected. Please pay close attention to weather updates and advisories issued by local authorities and meteorological agencies.

All emergencies, DIAL 9-1-1

 

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UPDATE, 8/21/2023, 11:45 AM, Road Conditions

All storm-related City of Riverside road closures have been cleared and are open.

For any non-emergency City services, please contact 311 via the app, website, or phone (951-826-5311).

 

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UPDATE, 8/21/2023, 7:00 AM, Road Conditions

14th Street undercrossing (between State Route 91 and Howard Ave) is open in both directions.

Linden between Iowa and Cranford is open in both directions.

UPDATE: Victoria is now open in both directions. Crews continue their work to clear Victoria Avenue between Jefferson and Madison St. (both directions). Anticipate a Monday morning opening.

For any non-emergency City services, please contact 311 via the app, website, or phone (951-826-5311).

 

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UPDATE, 8/20/2023, 8:00 PM - School District Updates 

Per Riverside Unified School District, school sites and district facilities will remain in session on Monday, August 21, 2023. 

Per Alvord Unified School District, school sites will remain open on Monday, August 21, 2023.

Per California School for the Deaf, Riverside, school is closed on Monday, August 21, 2023.

 

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UPDATE, 8/21/2023, 6:25 AM, CREWS ARE WORKING TO CLEAR THE ROADS. ANTICIPATE VICTORIA OPENING MONDAY MORNING (8/21/2023). MORNING TRAFFIC WILL BE AFFECTED. PLEASE PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTES. 

UPDATE, 8/20/2023, 7:20 PM - Traffic Advisory 

Due to downed trees, Victoria Avenue between Madison and Jefferson are closed in both directions. Per the arborist on site, the impacted area will remain closed until as least until Monday morning (8/21/2023). Please use alternate routes.

 

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UPDATE, 8/20/2023, 6:40 PM - Solid Waste Notice, Public Works Department

Weather permitting, Solid Waste plans to service households as regularly scheduled. Please use caution when placing your trash bins curbside, being mindful of flooded gutters and drainage areas.

 

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CANCELLED ADVISORY - UPDATE, 8/20/2023, 8:25 PM, LINDEN IS NOW OPEN

UPDATE, 8/20/2023, 5:37 PM - Traffic Advisory 

Due to flooding, Linden between Iowa and Cranford is closed. Please use alternate routes. 

Precautionary Preparedness Actions: Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

 

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UPDATE, 8/20/2023, 5:25 PM - Flash Flood Warning - National Weather Service

 Flash Flood Warning: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued by National Weather Service San Diego for our area until 830PM 08/20/23. Heavy rainfall will result in rapid flooding in flood-prone areas. Avoid flooded roadways. Turn Around, Don't Drown. 

Additional Details: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

 

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CANCELLED ADVISORY - UPDATE, 8/21/2023, 6:25 AM, 14TH STREET IS OPEN

UPDATE, 8/20/2023, 5:05 PM - Traffic Advisory

Due to flooding, the 14th Street undercrossing is currently closed in both directions (between State Route 91 and Howard Ave). Please use alternate routes.

Precautionary Preparedness Actions: Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

 

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UPDATE, 8/20/2023, 4:05 PM - Flood Advisory - National Weather Service
Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Water over roadways.

Additional Details: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

Precautionary Preparedness Actions: Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

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Helpful Resources: 

SANDBAG INFO: Visit HERE

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Visit HERE

WEATHER UPDATES: Visit HERE

FLOOD INFO: Visit HERE

REPORT NON-EMERGENCIES AND POWER OUTAGES: Visit HERE or via 3-1-1 app

RIVERSIDE PUBLIC UTILITIES OUTAGE INFO & MAP: Visit HERE

SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS: Visit HERE

RIVERSIDE ALERT: Sign up HERE

CALTRANS ROAD MAP: Visit HERE
 

Here are a few important steps to take in order to ensure your safety:

1. Stay Informed: Regularly monitor reliable sources of weather information. Local news outlets, radio broadcasts, and official social media accounts will provide you with accurate updates on the hurricane's track and intensity.
 

2. Create an Emergency Kit: Assemble an emergency kit containing essential supplies such as non-perishable food, water, medication, first aid supplies, flashlights, batteries, and important documents. Ensure you have enough supplies to last at least 72 hours.
 

3. Develop an Evacuation Plan: If you live in an area prone to flooding or storm surges, have a clear evacuation plan in place. Know the nearest evacuation routes, shelters, and transportation options.
 

4. Secure Your Property: Safeguard your home by securing loose items, boarding up windows if necessary, and reinforcing doors. Move valuables and important documents to higher ground to minimize potential damage.
 

5. Stay Connected: Keep your mobile devices charged and accessible. Have a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio to receive emergency alerts if power is lost.
 

6. Follow Official Instructions: Adhere to the guidance and instructions provided by local authorities and emergency management agencies. 
 

7. Check on Neighbors: Reach out to neighbors, especially those who may need assistance, such as the elderly, disabled, or those living alone. Let's ensure the whole community is prepared and cared for.

** Please remember that preparedness is key to minimizing risks during severe weather events. Your proactive actions can make a significant difference in ensuring the safety and well-being of yourself and those around you.

All emergencies, DIAL 9-1-1

This page will be updated, as necessary.