viernes, mayo 24

Hurricane Kay Update Provided by the Imperial County Fire Department & Office of Emergency

IMPERIAL COUNTY, California – On Friday afternoon, the Imperial County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services convened with local cities and agencies and were provided another Hurricane Kay update by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
As of 4:00 PM, September 9, a Flood Watch remains for the Imperial County until late Saturday evening and scattered thunderstorms are expected throughout the region, specifically within the southwestern portion of the County. Although it does appear that the County will be experiencing a weakened storm throughout the weekend, with scattered showers, conditions can change at any moment and County Fire Department and OES will continue to monitor and track Hurricane Kay and its impacts.
Although much of the impacts were mitigated by the collaborative efforts of local, state, and federal agencies, there were some that were unable to be prevented. These include the following county road closures:
• Imler Road (From Forrester to Huff Rd.)
• Huff Road (From Imler to Worthington Rd.)
• Ogilby Road (From I-8 to SR 78)
• McCabe Road (From Yourman to Bowker Rd.)
• Dunaway Road (From Even Hewes Highway to I-8)
These roads will more than likely remain closed until further notice. County staff will continue monitoring and damage assessment efforts in the coming days. For road closures within city limits, please check with your local municipality. To check the conditions of highways, visit https://roads.dot.ca.gov.
Due to the commitment of the men and women of our County Fire Department and OES, 2,200 filled sandbags were distributed to individuals at County fire stations and 8,000 empty bags were provided to cities to supplement their efforts.
Although it appears that the worst of Hurricane Kay is behind us, we’d like to once again remind County residents to have an emergency plan in place, never drive through flooded roads and areas, and establish a communication plan with friends, family, neighbors, and loved ones.
On behalf of the County of Imperial, thank you to all cities, public agencies, and non-profits that came together to help better prepare County residents and visitors of the possible impacts of Hurricane Kay.
Please continue to follow the Imperial County Fire Department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/icfd.oes for further updates and to visit www.ready.gov for general information on risk preparation. For forecasts and weather conditions, visit www.weather.gov.