All 4,200 residents of Catalina Island are asked to voluntarily leave as the entire island of Catalina is under an evacuation warning. Extra rescue boats will be sent for anyone who stays.
California Director of the Department of Social Services, Kim Johnson: “Check in on your neighbors. We are stronger together.”
The Alhambra Farmers Market is open on Sunday, August 20, until 1:00 pm, the city has announced.
L.A. Fire Chief, Kristin Crowley, said at a news conference that the storm is expected to bring 'significant impacts' in the Antelope Valley and San Gabriel Mountains areas. 3" - 7" of rain and winds between 40 - 70 miles per hour are expected, according to Crowley.
A flood advisory is in effect until 8:00 pm for L.A. County:
- Rain rates between 0.20 and 0.50 inches per hour have become common. This will result in pounding of water across low lying areas and areas with poor drainage
Pasadena Unified, San Gabriel Unified, and LAUSD all have announced that an assessment will be made later Sunday as to whether schools will be open Monday.
According to the San Diego branch of the National Weather Service, tropical storm Hilary (currently located approx. 220 miles south-southeast of San Diego) is expected to reach Southern California this afternoon.
Locations Affected: East Los Angeles - El Monte - Pasadena - Pomona - San Gabriel.
CNN: "Utility workers who spent the summer battling extreme heat are now preparing for extreme rain."