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Incident: Tropical Storm Hilary Update August 19, 2023

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SITUATION REPORT

Incident: Tropical Storm Hilary Update August 19, 2023

Published: August 19, 6:00 p.m.

KEY ISSUES/CONCERNS
Hurricane Hilary is still expected to make landfall in the northern part of the Baja of California on Sunday. While the system will rapidly weaken, deep moisture will stream into the Desert Southwest. Gusty winds along with prolong periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall will impact much of Nevada and eastern California. The system will quickly exit the area Monday evening, but showers and storm chances will linger through Tuesday.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

The White Mountains could receive up to 4” of rain resulting in flooding in the Benton, Hamil Valley, and Chalfant areas.

A tropical storm banner has been placed on the Ready Mono portal. It contains useful information and links regarding this storm event.

Sandbags Stationed in Each Community: Mono County has staged sandbags in each community for residents to use during the storm. Details on sandbag location information and maps for the staging areas are available here and on the READY Mono portal.

SHELTERING

Will be activated as needed.

TRAFFIC/ROAD CONDITIONS

Hwy 6 and Benton Crossing Road may be impacted by flooding. Travel may be impacted on Hwy 395 through southern Inyo County due to flooding. Death Valley NP closed. Hwy 190 to remain open as long as conditions allow.

UTILITIES

No current outages.

RESOURCES

READY Mono Portal: https://ready.mono.ca.gov/

Mono County Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/countyofmono

National Weather Service – Reno: https://www.weather.gov/reno

CHP Activity – Mono/Inyo Counties: https://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

Mono County Webcams: https://www.monocounty.org/plan-your-trip/weather-and-road-conditions/webcams-in-mono-county/

Caltrans – Road Information: https://roads.dot.ca.gov/roadscell.php

National Weather Service Flood Safety Information: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

National Hurricane Center: https://www.Hurricanes.gov

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