Weekends around these parts are normally reserved for top 10 lists of ways to spend your precious social hours in Los Angeles. But with Hurricane Hilary making its way up the coast of Baja and straight into the southwestern United States, this Sunday is more than a little unusual.
The weather system is predicted to lose its hurricane force winds as it makes landfall, but it still has the potential to be the first Tropical Storm to hit SoCal since 1939. The chance of severe flooding and wind damage is very real, and not to be underestimated.
Everyone in L.A. who puts on events knows it. Griffith Observatory is closed. Smorgasburg LA is closed. CicLAvia is cancelled. The MLB is rescheduling games and all LA County Parks are closed too. You get the idea.
The best thing you can do, according to every expert I’ve head from, is to stay indoors and off the roads. And stay updated. That means signing up for emergency alerts from the county, or tracking the hurricane’s path from sources such as the National Hurricane Center or Weatherbug.
The L.A. Times’ Jon Healey put together a great list of sources to consider to stay in the know, so if you want to get more plugged in, that’s my suggested starting point.
Regardless, wherever you are out there today, I hope you stay indoors, and stay safe.
See you after the storm.