Hilary has sustained wind speeds of 70 mph. The worst of the storm is expected Sunday evening, especially in Southern California’s mountain ranges and eastern deserts, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The Writer's Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA, the actors union, will cancel their scheduled pickets on Monday due to the storm. Also, the following theme parks are closed:
Sidney Jackson, Pasadena Water & Power General Manager, says: “We will have extra staff on standby and are coordinating with our neighboring utility companies for crew support if needed. We also have internal electrical generation available to support the city for local requirements or the state electrical grid operated by the California ISO."
Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. For more information, visit PWPweb.com.
The San Gabriel Unified School District asks residents to keep safe and keep an eye on any announcements of potential school changes to schedules this coming Monday.
Karla Nemeth, the director of the California Department of Water Resources: "People may see spillway gates open and the release of floodwaters. That is a normal flood operations procedure."
Before you go to bed:
Have a nice herbal tea and get a good night sleep. We will rejoin you Sunday morning.
Make sure to place fresh batteries in your flashlight and charge your phones tonight ahead of the storm hitting our area in the morning.
Officials are warning residents to brace for a ‘rare and dangerous’ storm. If you must drive in the rain, the CHP advises the following: