Road Safety During Tropical Cyclone Hilary

20-08-2023 11:08:00

The County Office of Emergency Services is coordinating preparedness efforts with partners including the National Weather Service, CAL FIRE/County Fire, the Sheriff’s Department, Public Works, San Diego Gas and Electric, all 18 cities and tribal nations.

Heavy rains are now falling across the County and flash flooding is likely, especially in the mountains and deserts. We advise all to stay home and off the roads. If you must drive, use caution, never drive around barriers and avoid driving through flooded roadways. Turn around, don’t drown.

If you see public works crews or emergency vehicles on roadways give them space to do their work. Road crews, equipment and supplies are staged throughout the County to address problems. You can check road conditions at several roads with low water crossings on the County Flood Control District webpage.

For more information on road closures in the County’s unincorporated areas, visit @sdcountydpw and @sdsheriff on twitter. You can also check with the government agencies in your city for closures of local streets.

For the latest emergency updates in English and Spanish, visit, and download the SD Emergency app. If you are affected by the storm and need to talk to someone by phone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other non-emergency disaster-related services, call 211. If you are hearing impaired, dial 711 and ask to be connected to (858) 300-1211.