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Post Tropical Cyclone Hilary Situation Report #1

Highlights:

· At 200 PM PDT, the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Hilary was located near latitude 44.6 North, longitude 115.5 West:

o The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 32 mph (52km/h) and this motion is expected to continue into the evening.

o The maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.

o Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches with local maximums of 3 inches will be possible through early Tuesday morning across the central and northern portions of the Intermountain West as well as portions of northern Arizona into central Utah. Isolated flash and urban flooding are possible.

o Flood Watches are in effect for:

ü Parts of Northern California

ü Northwest Arizona

ü Much of Nevada

ü Southwest Utah

ü Eastern Oregon

ü Central and Northern Idaho

ü Far Southeast Washington

o High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories are in effect for:

ü Northern and Central Nevada

ü Western Utah

ü Southern Idaho

ü Southwest Montana

o Continued weakening is forecast during the next 12 hours with the low center becoming ill-defined later tonight.


California Highlights:

· The State is reporting that 23 shelters are open.

· A total of 19 National Guard personnel and eight high water vehicles were staged throughout the State.

· A total of eight homeless encampments in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties were evacuated based on flooding threats.

· A total of 9,000 people are under evacuation orders.

· The Catalina Island Medical Center is sheltering-in-place and has a generator with five days of fuel on hand.

· The California Department of Water Resources has distributed more than 300,000 sandbags to residents throughout Southern California.

· The California Department of Transportation continues to respond to transportation infrastructure damage, and they advise residents that if they don’t need to travel to stay home.

· Metrolink and the North County Transit District will modify or cancel service as needed in San Clemente and San Diego counties.

· The California State Operations Center (SOC) is fully activated, and the Governor has declared a State of Emergency.


Nevada Highlights:

· The State reports that one shelter is currently open in Pahrump, NV with a population of three people.

· A total of 100 National Guard personnel and 24 high-water vehicles have been staged throughout the State.

· A total of five roads are currently closed.

· A Boil Water Notice has been issued for all customers in the Kyle Canyon Water District.

· The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is fully activated, and the Governor has declared a State of Emergency.


Federal Response Updates:

· The National Response Coordination Center is activated and running 24/7 operations.

· Two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Liaison Officers (LNO) have been deployed to California and one LNO has been deployed to Nevada.

· The FEMA Region 9 Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) has been deployed to Nevada State EOC, along with several Federal Emergency Support Functions and the Defense Coordinating Element.

· National IMAT Red has been deployed to California.

· The FEMA Region 3 IMAT has also been deployed to California.

· Two Type 3 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces with 45 personnel are on alert.

· A Federal Staging Area has been established at March Air Reserve Base.

· A Staging Management Team and the Incident Support Base teams are deploying to California.

· The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has deployed 16 personnel to support preparedness and response operations.

· The U.S. Coast Guard has pre-positioned search and rescue assets in San Diego and Sacramento.


Sources:

· FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, August 21st

· FEMA Twitter Page

· Post-Tropical Cyclone Hilary 2pm PDT Public Advisory

· CAL OES Twitter Page

· Nevada Division of Emergency Management Twitter Page

· Nevada DEM Emergency Manager and Homeland Security Chief Twitter Page



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