Tropical Storm Warning
The Tropical Storm Warning and Flood Watch have ended for San Bernardino County as of 3:00 PM on Monday, August 21. To follow weather updates on the storm path, please visit the National Weather Service San Diego webpage.
Thank you to all of our City staff, first responders, and residents who helped do their part to keep our community safe during this rare weather event.
San Bernardino County Declares Local Emergency
San Bernardino County declared a Local Emergency in response to Tropical Storm Hilary on Sunday, August 20. The Board of Supervisors will be asked to ratify the declaration at its next meeting. The County and other local public agencies have expended significant resources preparing for and responding to the storm, and the county faces the prospect of serious losses once the full impacts of the storm are felt. The Declaration of a Local Emergency clears the path for state and federal assistance and reimbursement should it become necessary.
City Services Impacted by Storm
Certain programs or activities may be cancelled or rescheduled as a result of the ongoing storm or the effects of it.
Due to the heavy rain, the following closures are currently in effect:
- Chino Hills Community Park fields 5 and 6
- McCoy Equestrian Center Open Ride Arenas
- Mobile Recreation is closed on Monday, August 21, the program will resume Tuesday, August 22
- Vila Borba Dog Park
Once the rain stops and the parks have a chance to dry out, they will reopen. Please call the Field Conditions line at (909) 364-2738 to check for updates on field conditions.
Currently, there are no road closures in effect as a result of the storm.
Stay informed during emergency situations by subscribing to the City's Emergency Notification system to receive updates by text and/or email. Visit www.chinohills.org/NotifyMe and select all three categories (Police, Emergency, and Major Road Closure) under the red "Alert Center" section, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and under News & Announcements select "Local News."
Be Prepared for Weather Events
Ahead of any storm, it is crucial to have an emergency plan in place. Visit the City's Storm Preparedness page for information to help you and your family prepare for a storm and what to do when the storm arrives. Charge cell phones to stay informed. City Public Works crews and emergency responders are ready and standing by to provide assistance, as needed.
During periods of heavy rain, the City of Chino Hills in partnership with Chino Valley Fire District provides a limited supply of sand and sandbags. Since Thursday, the City's Public Works Department helped source and supply sand. Due to the overwhelming demand for sandbags and our resident's diligent efforts to be prepared, the supply of sandbags was depleted. If your property requires significant sandbagging, visit a local hardware store to purchase the necessary supplies.
In the event of a power outage, Southern California Edison (SCE) posts power outages online at www.sce.com/Outages. If you do not see your outage listed, report the outage online. If you see downed power lines, stay away, call 9-1-1, and notify SCE at 1 (800) 611-1911. Learn more on how to prepare for power outages. Never use a portable generator indoors, it can be deadly.
Report Flooding, Unsafe Downed Trees, and Damage
Residents may report City drainage structures that need to be cleared by calling (909) 364-2800 during regular business hours or online at www.chinohills.org/ServiceRequest. City staff is available “on-call” to respond to after-hours emergencies, such as downed trees, by calling (909) 364-2860.