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Tropical Storm Hilary: Resources, services available to Riverside County residents

Sun, 20/08/2023 - 05:00

Public urged to stay informed, reach out for assistance 

As the public wakes to the rain and wind brought by Tropical Storm Hilary, Riverside County officials are reminding residents that services are in place and resources are available to those in need. 

“The County has coordinated a robust response to the storm with its local partners, and in collaboration with state and federal agencies. We continue to encourage residents to stay home, stay up-to-date and stay safe,” said Director of Riverside County Emergency Management Department Bruce Barton. 

Latest information:  

  • Evacuation warnings are in place for multiple burn scars and areas of concern. Updates can be found here.    
  • Care and Reception Centers: 

-Desert Mirage High School; 86150 66th Ave., Thermal; open 24 hrs. 

-Banning Community Services Center; 789 N San Gorgonio Ave., Banning; open 24 hrs.  

  • Animal Shelters: Individuals requiring assistance with their animals should call 951.358.7387 prior to going to shelters located in Coachella Valley, Jurupa Valley and San Jacinto.  
  • For the latest road conditions, visit CalTrans and Riverside County Department of Transportation Land Management (TLMA) here.  
  • Visit National Weather Service San Diego for the latest weather information impacting Riverside County and for Eastern Riverside County residents, visit  
  • More than 147,000 sandbags and 750 tons of sand have been delivered to the public. 

For more information on storm preparedness, visit the County of Riverside Emergency Management Department website at


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