Updated Public Safety Announcement Anticipates Impact From Hurricane Hilary

Published by The Bee News

August 20, 2023

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As Hurricane Hilary moves towards the West Coast, Lake Havasu City is preparing for potentially severe weather conditions over the upcoming days. The city continues to closely monitor the situation and taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors.

Given the latest forecast from the National Weather Services, Lake Havasu City is currently under a High Wind Warning and is likely to experience adverse weather conditions such as heavy rainfall, strong winds, and potential flooding. These weather conditions are predicted to impact our region today at 2:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2023. Our top priority is to keep the community informed and prepared, and we urge everyone to stay vigilant and act responsibly during this time.

The City’s emergency management team is working round the clock to implement necessary precautions, including increased staffing, road closures in flood-prone areas, and ensuring the availability of essential services.

If your property is prone to flooding and you are in need of sandbags, Lake Havasu City Fire Department has sand and bags available at the following locations:

We advise against any non-essential travel during severe weather conditions to avoid potential dangers and disruptions. If you must venture out, exercise extreme caution, and adhere to any traffic detours or road closures. Lake Havasu City thanks the community for their cooperation and encourages everyone to look out for one another during this challenging period. For more emergency preparedness information go to emergencypreparednessguide.pdf (lhcaz.gov)         

For further information, contact the on-duty Battalion Chief at (928) 486-3507 or Fire Administration, at (928) 855-1141.

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