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Eastern Sierra News for July 19, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

INYO COUNTY ON FLOOD WATCH THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT DUE TO HURRICANE HILARY

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Eastern Sierra as we expect heavy rainfall beginning this weekend through Monday night, due to Hurricane Hilary.

LADWP crews are ready to respond to any possible water management issues, and power outages that may impact LADWP’s electric service customers. Meanwhile, we echo all safety messages by the County of Inyo’s Sheriff’s Offices and Ready Inyo, and urge all customers to stay safe during this weather event.

Heavy Rains can cause flooding and high flows in local water ways

Protect yourself by staying away from waterways. Also, follow these other safety tips, from the County of Inyo:

  • Stay Informed: Listen to radio and television, including NOAA Weather Radio if possible, and check trusted internet and social media sources.
  • Get to Higher Ground: If you live in a flood-prone area or are camping in a low-lying area, get to higher ground immediately.
  • Obey Evacuation Orders: If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Lock your home when you leave and if you have time, disconnect utilities and appliances.
  • Practice Electrical Safety: Don’t go into a basement, or any room, if water covers the electrical outlets or if cords are submerged. If you see sparks or hear buzzing, crackling, snapping, or popping noises – get out! Stay out of water that may have electricity in it!

Read more on Ready Inyo’s website and Inyo County’s press release.

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