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Voluntary Evacuation Warning for Residents of the Unincorporated Area of Ocotillo


Due to the approaching Hurricane Hilary and its anticipated impacts, the authorities are issuing a **Voluntary Evacuation Warning** for residents living in the unincorporated area of Ocotillo, California.

Reason for the Evacuation: Hurricane Hilary has the potential to bring strong winds, heavy rain, and flash floods to our region. These conditions can pose significant risks to life and property.

Voluntary Evacuation: At this time, evacuation is voluntary. However, residents are strongly urged to consider the risks and make an informed decision for the safety of their families and loved ones.

Evacuation Centers: Red Cross has established the following location as an evacuation center:

 – City of El Centro Community Center, 375 S. 1st St., El Centro, CA 92243  (Please call 1-800-733-2767 to speak with someone from Red Cross.)

Preparation: If you choose to evacuate, please ensure that you:

  1. Secure your property.
  2. Bring essential medications, important documents, and any special supplies you might need.
  3. Inform your neighbors, especially if they are elderly or require special assistance.
  4. Follow marked evacuation routes.

-Stay Informed: Please monitor local news outlets, weather stations, and our official website for the latest updates and instructions.

-Pets: If you have pets, please ensure their safety. Some evacuation centers may not allow pets, so prepare accordingly.

-Safety First: If you feel that your safety is at risk or if you have mobility or health concerns, please prioritize your well-being and consider evacuating early.

Your safety and well-being are our primary concerns. We urge residents to take this notice seriously and make preparations as necessary. We are working diligently to ensure that resources and assistance are available for everyone in need.

Residents are encouraged to follow the County of Imperial and Imperial County Fire Department’s Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/ImperialCntyCA/  and www.facebook.com/icfd.oes for further updates and to visit www.ready.gov for general information on risk preparation. For forecasts and weather conditions, visit www.weather.gov.

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