The City of Pasadena is actively monitoring the approaching Hurricane Hilary and is taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents. As the storm continues to advance, city officials are working diligently to prepare for potential impacts and to provide essential resources to the public.
The City encourages the public to stay informed and have essential supplies ready in case of an emergency:
- Emergency supplies: The City encourages residents to assemble emergency supply kits that include essential items such as non-perishable food, water, medications, flashlights, batteries, solar-powered USB chargers, and personal hygiene items. If you have a pet, make sure you’ve got enough food, water, and necessary medicine for them too, along with a pet carrier and items like a leash or litter box. Preparedness kits will help individuals and families sustain themselves during and after the storm. Visit Ready.gov/Kits to view more detailed information about what to pack in your emergency kit.
- Sandbags: The City of Pasadena is providing free sandbags to residents and business owners at Pasadena Fire Stations 37 and 38. Limit 10 per Pasadena resident.
- Weather Updates: Stay informed about Hurricane Hilary’s progress through the National Weather Service website and Twitter account. Regular updates will provide the latest information on the storm’s trajectory and potential impacts.
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.
“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,” states Sidney Jackson, Pasadena Water & Power General Manager.
Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For life-threatening emergencies, always dial 9-1-1.
Pasadena officials also urge all residents to be prepared and sign up today for emergency alerts and other information from the city by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS. Visit CityOfPasadena.net/Fire/PLEAS/ to register today.
The City of Pasadena remains committed to the safety and well-being of its residents. City officials urge all residents to stay informed, take necessary precautions, and follow guidance from emergency management authorities.
Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center Monday through Friday during business hours at (626) 744-7311.