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LASD - Santa Clarita Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Saturday August 19th, 2023 :: 09:00 a.m. PDT


Tropical Storm Warning - Preparing SCV

You may have heard about the potential for tropical storm-force winds, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding coming to Santa Clarita this weekend as Hurricane Hilary approaches Southern California.

Please know that the SCV Sheriff's Station and LASD HQ are actively monitoring updates from the National Weather Service (NWS) and encourage you to do the same. 

Despite Hurricane Hilary being expected to weaken before reaching California, as of 8:00 PM on Friday night, the "tropical storm watch" has officially been changed to a "tropical storm warning." This means NWS is expecting 1-1.5 inches of rain per hour through the weekend and gusts up to 45mph. Lightning and thunder are also predicted, with flash flooding concerns in Castaic, Newhall, and Valencia. 

Please take time now to prepare for potential flooding, high winds, and flash flooding in high-risk areas.


  • Sign up for CodeRED alerts from local, state, and federal agencies (Alert LA County). Sign up, get notified, and stay safe!
  • Check your vehicles for working headlights, taillights, and windshield wipers; make sure your tires have proper tread.
  • If you live in an area prone to flooding, be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Free sandbags can be located at Fire Stations with Sandbags.
  • Visit the Ready LA County website and download the Emergency Survival Guide (see pages 66-69). 


  • Plan to stay home and wait out the storm. If you must drive, drive slowly, safely, and be aware of your surroundings. 
  • If you receive a CodeRED email or text message, read the entire notification carefully and follow all instructions.
  • Watch for mudslides and adjust drainage to reduce mudslides. Do not cross rapidly-flowing streams. 
  • If you notice significant mud slippage above or below your house, move your family to a safe location, notify your neighbors, and call the Department of Public Works at 1-800-675-HELP (4357).
  • Deputies will remain on patrol to assist citizens and other emergency response agencies as needed.


  • Check on your neighbors, family members, and pets!
  • Inspect your property for downed wires, fallen trees, and any other hazards that may have formed during the storm. 
  • Check with the Department of Public Works to find out what roads are damaged (if any) at 

Visit to stay informed and find additional information and resources before, during, and after the storm. 

As always, we are here to serve you. Please contact our station with any questions. 

Sent by:
Deputy Robert Jensen, Public Information Officer
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station
26201 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies: (661)260-4000
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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station polices the City of Santa Clarita and the unincorporated communities and a portion of the Angeles National Forest, as well as Bouquet Canyon, Canyon Country, Castaic, Gorman, Hasley Canyon, Newhall, Neenach, Sand Canyon, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sleepy Valley, Southern Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Sunset Point, Tesoro del Valle, Valencia, Val Verde, West Hills and West Ranch. 

Robert G. Luna, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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LASD - Santa Clarita Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
26201 Golden Valley Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-260-4000

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