Storm Advisory

Published on August 18, 2023

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Updated 08/21/2023 7:45 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Local Advisory and Tropical Storm Warning in response to Hurricane Hilary. Weather officials project heavy rainfall and high winds Sunday - Monday. Coordination efforts among City departments and other local response agencies to prepare for excessive rain, strong wind, and potential flooding are ongoing as this dynamic storm evolves. 


Prepare Now  

  • Stay informed: Monitor local news, the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center for the latest storm information. Make sure you are signed up for City social media and alerting systems.
  • Have Your Disaster Kit Ready and Know Your Plan
  • Know What to Expect
  • Secure your property. If your home or business is prone to flooding, prepare for excessive rainfall runoff. Clear gutters and trim trees. Prepare for high winds by securing loose objects (e.g., patio furniture, gas grills, trash containers)
    • Sandbags are available 24/7 at the following two locations:
      • Fire Station 1 (9600 Culver Blvd. at Irving Place gate)
      • City Yard (9505 Jefferson Blvd. in East Parking Lot)
  • Prepare for power outages by having cell phones and other devices charged. Have battery-operated flashlights, radios and back-up batteries available. Candles are not recommended as a light source.
  • Turn off lawn sprinklers and lower the level of water in swimming pools to prevent overflowing and flooding.

During the Storm

  • Stay informed. Monitor local news for official warnings and evacuation orders. Check social media and alerts.
  • Avoid non-essential travel during the storm. If you must travel, use caution, and never drive, walk or swim through a flooded road or area.
  • If the power goes out, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Southern California Edison customers can report power outages online or call (800) 611-1911. 
  • If using a portable generator, follow safety instructions. Never use generators indoors.
  • Avoid downed and hanging power lines. Electrical currents can travel through water. For downed power lines, always call 9-1-1.
  • Report any blocked or clogged street catch basins, downed trees or signal outages to the City of Culver City Public Works Department at (310) 253-5635. 
  • Leave 9-1-1 open for emergency calls.

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