Feb 3,

City of Pasadena Encourages Residents to Prepare for Storms

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 The City of Pasadena is actively monitoring the approaching series of storms and is taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents. As the storms continue to advance, city officials are working diligently to prepare for potential impacts and to provide essential resources to the public. The series of storms are expected to bring heavy sustained rain, flooding & strong winds.

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

  1. Emergency Plan: Have an emergency plan for your family, friends and neighborhood so that you can stay safe and connected during an emergency. This includes making a list of emergency contacts, identifying meeting points if you are separated, and having two-ways to get in and out of your home and neighborhood.
  2. 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, personal hygiene items, and important documents in a waterproof container. 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 Ready.gov/Kit to view more detailed information about what to pack in your emergency kit.
  3. Sandbags: Sand and sandbags are available for pickup at Fire Stations 37, 3430 E. Foothill Blvd. and Fire Station 38, 1150 Linda Vista Ave. The limit is 10 bags per resident and self-serve. Fire personnel are available to assist with loading if they're not responding to a call.
  4. Outdoor items: Store outdoor items inside such as outdoor furniture, umbrellas, gardening tools, and all other items that can damage property with high winds.
  5. Flooding: In case of flooding, do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown! Avoid driving except in emergencies.
  6. Weather Updates: Stay informed about the storm’s progress through the National Weather Service website and Twitter (X) account. Regular updates will provide the latest information on the storm's trajectory and potential impacts.

“Please take the calm before the storm time to prepare your families and homes. We have taken proactive measures to inspect areas of concern throughout the City and will increase our staffing during the storm activity. We are also ready to call in additional resources to assist if needed. If the storm is as significant as predicted, stay home and off the roads if feasible and adhere to emergency notifications from City officials,” Fire Chief Chad Augustin.

Due to the upcoming storms, all City of Pasadena public counters will be closed on Monday, Feb. 5. The Arroyo Seco trails and area will be closed on Sunday, Feb. 4 until further notice. Trash pick-up will occur as normal on Monday, Feb 5, 2024. Place containers at least 3-5 ft. from the curb.

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 PWPweb.com.

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 CityOfPasadena.net/Fire/PLEAS/ 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.