City of Irvine asking Residents to Be Rain Ready

Irvine- Hurricane Hilary has the potential to bring heavy rain to Southern California by this weekend. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect, and the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch beginning 5 a.m. Sunday, August 20, through 11 p.m. Monday, August 21.

The City’s Public Works & Transportation Department has staff prepared to respond to any issues that may arise with the weather.

You can report downed trees, flooding, and rain-related issues via the Access Irvine app, online at by calling 949-724-7000. For power outages, please visit is external).

If you need sandbags, they are available at the City’s Operations Support Facility (OSF), 6427 Oak Canyon Road. Up to 10 sandbags are available per household on a first-come, first-served basis. For assistance, please check in at Building 1 near the OSF entrance during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please have proof of residency available.

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) also has sand and bags available at several locations throughout the county. In Irvine, pick up free sand and bags at Station 36, 301 E. Yale Loop. Be sure to bring a shovel in order to fill your bags. For more information, visit OCFA’s website(link is external). OCFA also offers information about protecting your home.

For a link to the National Weather Service as it affects Irvine, visit weatherforecast(link is external).


Storm Preparedness Tips

  • Be sure to secure loose items outdoors that could blow around during a strong storm.
  • Sign up for AlertOC, the County’s mass notification system, at,
  • Monitor social media, news, and weather advisories for warnings and updates.
  • Additional emergency preparedness information is available at
  • During inclement weather, avoid driving, if possible. If you must be on the road, slow down and maintain safe distances.
  • OCFA also offers information about protecting your home.

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