FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MONO COUNTY
A Special Weather Statement and Flood Watch for Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes remains in effect from noon today through late Monday night (8/21).
Hurricane Hilary in the eastern Pacific is forecast to make landfall today near the northwestern portion of Baja of California. While this system will rapidly weaken by the time it arrives in Nevada, significant amounts of moisture will bring periods of heavy rainfall to the region this afternoon through Monday.
The greatest threat for flooding is across the Basin and Range and the eastern sierra. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Low-water crossings may be flooded. While periods of rainfall are possible at any time over the next 4 days, this afternoon through Monday will be the window where we will have the greatest flooding threat as the remnants of Hilary moves through California and Nevada.
Sandbags are available from the Town Yard (299 Commerce Drive). Follow the signs on Commerce Drive to the Cinder Shed in the Town Yard. The Town asks that you only take what you need (max. 20) and be respectful of others.
- CalOES Be Prepared: https://news.caloes.ca.gov/
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- NWS website: https://www.weather.gov/rev/
- National Weather Service Flood Safety Information: https://www.weather.gov/
- National Hurricane Center: https://www.Hurricanes.gov
- ReadyMono: https://ready.mono.ca.gov/
- Caltrans Quickmap site: https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
- Caltrans District 9 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/
- SCE Outages: (800) 611-1911 or https://www.sce.com/outage-
Be Safe AND be Prepared!