Update: August 19, 2023
The National Weather Service has upgraded the previous Flood Watch to a Tropical Storm Warning for our community, including the areas of Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Temecula.
What to Expect:
- Wind: Tropical storm-force winds are expected from Sunday morning until Monday morning. Secure loose items in your yard, and be prepared for possible damage to structures.
- Flooding: Heavy rain is forecasted, with potential for flooding. If you come across flooded roads, turn around; don't drown!
- Power Outages: With the predicted strong winds, be prepared for potential power outages. Charge devices now and have multiple ways to get alerts and emergency information. To view or report outages, visit: www.sce.com/outage.
- Sign Up for Emergency Notifications: Ensure you stay informed by signing up for Chino Notify, the city's emergency notification system: www.cityofchino.org/chinonotify.
Please review additional tips and resources below. The City of Chino is continuously monitoring the situation. Your safety is our top priority. Keep your families safe and follow all recommended precautions. Stay informed, prepare in advance, and let's keep our community safe together! Track the storm with the National Weather Service.
Original Post: August 18, 2023
As Hurricane Hilary makes its way to our region, your safety and preparation are our top priority. The National Weather Service predicts an increased risk of flooding from late Saturday evening until Monday evening. With the hurricane expected to impact southern California by early Monday, we anticipate the heaviest rainfall to be on Sunday night and the early hours of Monday.
Essential Resources for Residents
Free Sandbag Distribution: As a proactive measure, and thanks to our partners at Chino Valley Fire, we're facilitating the distribution of sandbags and sand for all residents. You can pick yours up at the following locations:
- FS 61: 5078 Schaefer Ave., Chino
- FS 63: 7550 Kimball Ave., Chino
- FS 67: 5980 Riverside Dr., Chino
Safety First: Preparation Tips
Clear Drains: A simple act can prevent bigger issues. If you notice debris in a drain close to you, safely clearing it can make all the difference.
Safe Driving: Road conditions might be unpredictable. Stay vigilant for debris, downed branches, or trees. Those with high-profile vehicles should exercise extra caution.
Natural Watering: Allow natural rainfall to water your plants. Turn off automatic sprinklers.
Facing an Issue? Report It! Encounter a fallen tree or significant debris? Reach out to us immediately. Visit our reporting page or call us at 909-334-3266.
City Initiatives: Here’s What We’re Doing
We are taking multiple steps to ensure the least disruption and maximum safety:
- Our dedicated Public Works teams are already on the ground, ensuring storm drains are clear and roads are free from debris.
- We have 11 additional Public Works members on standby, ready to address any emergent concerns.
- Our Police Traffic Units are gearing up to oversee and respond to areas of concern.
- To manage unexpected flooding, we have signs and barricades ready for deployment.
Let's ensure the safety of our community, our neighbors, and ourselves.