Imperial Valley Earthquake Update

Situation Update:

Imperial County Officials this morning provided an update on the situation in Imperial County as a result of the earthquake that hit the Valley yesterday afternoon.

It has been reported that both hospitals in the County are operating. There have been no reports of any major injuries in Imperial County as a result of the earthquake. The EOC has been in contact with officials from Mexicali, Baja CA and are assisting in their requests for mutual aid. Initial reports from Mexicali, Baja CA indicate widespread power and water outages and structural damage to some buildings.

All non-essential employees are being asked to stay home today and all County offices will remain closed today. It is expected that County offices will reopen as soon as safety has been established. County offices have been closed to ensure the safety of employees and the public.

The public is being asked to do the following:

* Expect aftershocks.
* Stay at home or at another safe place unless it is absolutely necessary to be on the road.
* Be careful with cleanup to avoid injury due to fallen debris and glass

Indications for Gas Shutoff after an earthquake:

Do not turn off the gas meter after an earthquake unless there is a gas smell or the sound of gas escaping. Once the gas has been turned off, it may take The Gas Company several days to restore service, depending on the magnitude of emergency. If there is an apparent gas leak, remain calm. Do not light a match, candle or cigarette, and do not turn electrical devices-not even a light switch-on or off. From a safe location call The Gas Company at 800-427-2200 or 800-342-4545 in Spanish 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Update on traffic at Calexico Port of Entry:

The Calexico Downtown port of entry is still closed to vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic is accessible through lane 9 and 10 (SENTRY Lanes). The Calexico East Port of entry is being kept open 24/7 with all eight lanes open.

Road Closures:

The following roads have been closed due to shifting and separations in the roadway:

Drew Rd at Evan Hewes to Sunbeam Lake

Lyon Rd from Austin to Brockman

Brockman Rd from McCabe to Schaniel

Austin Rd from McCabe to Ross Rd

Worthington Rd from Forrester to Huff

Imperial County Officials this morning provided an update on the situation in Imperial County as a result of the earthquake that hit the Valley yesterday afternoon.

It has been reported that both hospitals in the County are operating.  There have been no reports of any major injuries in Imperial County as a result of the earthquake.  The EOC has been in contact with officials from Mexicali, Baja CA and are assisting in their requests for mutual aid.  Initial reports from Mexicali, Baja CA indicate widespread power and water outages and structural damage to some buildings.

All non-essential employees are being asked to stay home today and all County offices will remain closed today.  It is expected that County offices will reopen as soon as safety has been established.  County offices have been closed to ensure the safety of employees and the public.

The public is being asked to do the following:

  • Expect aftershocks.
  • Stay at home or at another safe place unless it is absolutely necessary to be on the road.
  • Be careful with cleanup to avoid injury due to fallen debris and glass

Indications for Gas Shutoff after an earthquake:

Do not turn off the gas meter after an earthquake unless there is a gas smell or the sound of gas escaping.  Once the gas has been turned off, it may take The Gas Company several days  to restore service, depending on the magnitude of emergency.  If there is an apparent gas leak, remain calm.  Do not light a match, candle or cigarette, and do not turn electrical devices-not even a light switch-on or off.  From a safe location call The Gas Company at 800-427-2200 or 800-342-4545 in Spanish 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Update on traffic at Calexico Port of Entry:

The Calexico Downtown port of entry is still closed to vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic is accessible through lane 9 and 10 (SENTRY Lanes).  The Calexico East Port of entry is being kept open 24/7 with all eight lanes open.

Road Closures:

The following roads have been closed due to shifting and separations in the roadway:

Drew Rd at Evan Hewes to Sunbeam Lake

Lyon Rd from Austin to Brockman

Brockman Rd from McCabe to Schaniel

Austin Rd from McCabe to Ross Rd

Worthington Rd from Forrester to Huff