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City of San Diego

City Services Impacted by Tropical Cyclone Hilary

In response to Tropical Cyclone Hilary, Mayor Todd Gloria issued an PDF icon emergency proclamation for the City of San Diego. An emergency City Council meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. Watch live on CityTV either online or Channel 24 within in City limits.

Ahead of any storm, it is crucial to have an emergency plan in place. Visit the City's Storm Preparedness webpage for information to help you and your loved ones prepare for a storm and what to do when the storm arrives.

Road Closures

All roads are now open.

Electrical Power

In the event of a power outage, SDG&E will post power outages on its webpage and crews will be working to restore power. Please note, outages may be prolonged during the storm and it may take longer than usual for power to be restored. If you see downed power lines, please stay away and call 9-1-1 to report it.

City Facilities

All City public facilities will be closed to the public starting on Sunday, Aug. 20. Facilities will remain closed through Monday, Aug. 21, and may reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 22, depending on the storm conditions.

Closures include: 

  • City libraries, recreation centers and swimming pools
  • All City beaches, regional and community parks and open space parks.
  • All City reservoir lakes. Note that the City is releasing water from Barrett, El Capitan and Hodges reservoirs in anticipation of the storm. Residents downstream of all three dams may notice flowing water in the area. Depending upon how much rain is received, there is also the possibility that water will be released from Lower Otay Reservoir.
  • Torrey Pines, Balboa and Mission Bay golf courses
  • The City Administration Building, located at 202 C St. Passport services will not be available in person on Monday, previously scheduled appointments will be rescheduled. 

All City of San Diego online services will still be available on Monday, including Development Services Department permitting services

Trash and Recycling

Trash and recycling collection services scheduled for Monday, Aug. 21, will continue as scheduled. Residents are encouraged to place the bins out for collection on Monday. Missed collections can be reported using the Get It Done app or by visiting sandiego.gov/getitdone


The Inclement Weather Shelter Program has been activated for the evening of Monday, Aug. 21. Individuals experiencing homeless can call 2-1-1 or show up directly at the locations to gain access to a bed. For a list of locations, visit the Inclement Weather Shelter Program webpage.

Safety Tips

The following safety tips are provided by the National Weather Service.