At the direction of Board of Supervisors Chair Dawn Rowe, San Bernardino County today declared a Local Emergency in response to Tropical Storm Hilary. The declaration was signed by County Chief Operating Officer Luther Snoke in his capacity as the County’s acting Director of Emergency Services. The Board of Supervisors will be asked to ratify the declaration at its next meeting.

“San Bernardino County stands ready to help our residents get through this crisis,” Rowe said.

The County and other local public agencies have expended significant resources preparing for and responding to the storm, and the county faces the prospect of serious losses once the full impacts of the storm are felt. The Declaration of a Local Emergency clears the path for state and federal assistance and reimbursement should it become necessary. View the proclamation here.

Tropical Storm Hilary has arrived in San Bernardino County, with the heaviest rains and wind expected through midnight. 

County Fire, the Sheriff’s Department, Public Works, and other agencies are in the field throughout the county bolstering storm defenses and serving residents. Countywide and localized phone and text alerts have been issued, and the County is keeping residents informed through our social media platforms, our Storm and Flood Information Website, and our 24-hour information line, 909-387-3911. For emergencies, call 911.

Residents are urged to heed evacuation orders, avoid unnecessary travel, sign up for emergency alerts, protect themselves and their property, check in on home-bound neighbors and loved ones, and stay informed.

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Governor Newsom Visits San Bernardino County

Governor Gavin Newsom visited the County’s Emergency Operations Center on Sunday, Aug. 20 to meet with county officials, including Board of Supervisors Chair Dawn Rowe, Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr., Sheriff Shannon Dicus, Chief Operating Officer Luther Snoke, and Emergency Services Director Daniel Munoz for a briefing on San Bernardino County’s emergency planning efforts and to discuss possible assistance from the state.

“I appreciate the governor’s interest in the crisis facing our county, and his pledge to devote state resources to our response and recovery,” Rowe said.

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