From the daily archives: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A WARNING WAS ISSUED AT 2:09  PM AND ABOUT 2:30 It HIT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… EASTERN IMPERIAL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CALEXICO…

* UNTIL 315 PM PDT

* AT 209 PM PDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL… AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CALEXICO… AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. ANOTHER SEVERE STORM WAS 5 MILES WEST OF GLAMIS

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HOLTVILLE… AND INTERSTATE 8 EAST OF EL CENTRO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH… PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SHELTER INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

Here are some of the pictures that we took during and after the sto

 

Good Morning. I am very pleased with the community’s response to the Severe Weather which occurred on 091311. The response by our staff, emergency responders, volunteers, and community members should be a source of pride for all.

Orchard Road is now open. Power has been restored in the City and at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Mutual Aid was provided by the Imperial County Sheriff Office and Imperial County Fire Department.

The Red Cross provided emergency shelter to two families whose residences experienced damage.

City crews are presently cleaning streets and sidewalks of landscape debris.

Green waste collection bins for use by our residents will be placed by CC&R at City Hall today.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Regards,

Alexander P. Meyerhoff, AICP

City Manager

City of Holtville

 
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