City of Pasadena Gears Up for Hurricane Hilary Preparedness

PASADENA, Calif.— The City of Pasadena is actively monitoring the approaching Hurricane Hilary and is taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents. As the storm continues to advance, city officials are working diligently to prepare for potential impacts and to provide essential resources to the public.

The City encourages the public to stay informed and have essential supplies ready in case of an emergency:

  1. Emergency supplies: The City encourages residents to assemble emergency supply kits that include essential items such as non-perishable food, water, medications, flashlights, batteries, solar-powered USB chargers and personal hygiene items. If you have a pet, make sure you've got enough food, water and necessary medicine for them too, along with a pet carrier and items like a leash or litter box. Preparedness kits will help individuals and families sustain themselves during and after the storm. Visit to view more detailed information about what to pack in your emergency kit.
  2. Sandbags: During the last three days, The City of Pasadena has distributed sandbags to Pasadena Residents. All sandbags are now depleted. Residents with extra bags are asked to please share with neighbors and friends.
  3. Emergency Shelter: The Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., will open on Sunday, August 20, 9 a.m., for Pasadena residents. Pick up locations will be offered at the following locations:
  • Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
    • Departing twice/hour at the top and bottom of the hour
    • Bus stop immediately in front of the facility on the east side of N Fair Oaks
  • Central Park, 37 E. Del Mar Ave.
    • Departing once/hour at the top of the hour
    • Bus stop at existing Pasadena Transit stop, southbound Raymond Ave.
  • Trader Joes, 467 N. Rosemead Blvd.
    • Departing once/hour at the top of the hour
    • Bus stop at existing bus shelter at Pasadena Transit stop

Weather Updates: Stay informed about Hurricane Hilary's progress through the National Weather Service website and twitter account. Regular updates will provide the latest information on the storm's trajectory and potential impacts.

Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138.  For more information, visit

“We will have extra staff on standby and are coordinating with our neighboring utility companies for crew support if needed.  We also have internal electrical generation available to support the city for local requirements or the state electrical grid operated by the California ISO,” states Sidney Jackson, Pasadena Water & Power General Manager.

Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For life-threatening emergencies, always dial 9-1-1.

Pasadena officials also urge all residents to be prepared and sign up today for emergency alerts and other information from the city by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS. Visit to register today.

The City of Pasadena remains committed to the safety and well-being of its residents. City officials urge all residents to stay informed, take necessary precautions, and follow guidance from emergency management authorities.

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