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Urgent Weather Advisory: Prepare for Severe Rainfall in Palm Springs


Severe weather advisory for Palm Springs

Paul Kaplan

I've made it a professional goal to be known as a leader in the Real Estate industry in the Palm Springs market for the past 20+ years...

I've made it a professional goal to be known as a leader in the Real Estate industry in the Palm Springs market for the past 20+ years...

Aug 18 6 minutes read


To our clients and friends that have homes in the Palm Springs area,

We hope this message finds you well. We are writing to bring your attention to an urgent weather advisory regarding a potential severe rainstorm heading towards Southern California, including the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley area. While hurricanes are rare in our region, this storm system could bring heavy rainfall of up to 10 inches, which may lead to flooding, mudslides, and other hazards. 

Your safety and well-being are our utmost priority. We strongly advise you to take the following precautions to ensure the safety of your family and property: 

1. **Stay Informed:** Keep a close eye on local news, weather updates, and emergency alerts. Stay tuned to reliable sources of information to track the storm's progress and any changes in its trajectory. 

2. **Emergency Kit:** Prepare an emergency kit that includes essential supplies such as water, non-perishable food, medications, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, and important documents. 

3. **Secure Outdoor Items:** Bring indoors or secure any outdoor furniture, equipment, or belongings that could be carried away or damaged by strong winds. 

4. **Clear Drains and Gutters:** Ensure that drains and gutters around your property are clear of debris to prevent water accumulation. 

5. **Stay Indoors:** If conditions worsen, stay indoors as much as possible. Avoid unnecessary travel and keep your family safe from any potential dangers. 

6. **Elevate Valuables:** If you live in a flood-prone area, consider elevating your valuable possessions to prevent water damage. 

7. **Communication Plan:** Have a communication plan in place with your family members in case you get separated during the storm. Ensure that everyone knows where to go and how to reach each other. 

8. **Evacuation Route:** Familiarize yourself with the nearest evacuation routes and shelters in case the situation escalates. Keep your cars fully charged and/or filled with gas in the event you need to escape.

9. **Stay Away from Floodwaters:** Never attempt to walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. Even shallow water can be deceivingly dangerous. 

10. **Check Neighbors:** Look out for your neighbors, especially the elderly or those who may need assistance during the storm. 

Please take these warnings seriously and prioritize your safety above all else. While we understand that hurricanes are unusual for our area, it's crucial to be prepared for any unexpected events. We are here to support you and provide any assistance you may need during this time if we can. 

To stay informed about updates regarding the upcoming hurricane in Palm Springs, residents can utilize the following resources: 

1. **Local News Channels:** Tune in to local TV news stations such as KESQ News Channel 3 and NBC Palm Springs for up-to-date weather forecasts, alerts, and emergency information. 

2. **National Weather Service (NWS):** The NWS provides real-time weather forecasts, warnings, and advisories. Visit their website at or follow them on Twitter @NWSPalmSprings. 

3. **Emergency Management Agency:** The Riverside County Emergency Management Department will provide essential updates, emergency alerts, and information on evacuation procedures. Visit www.rivcoready.orgGo to link:  for details. 

4. **Smartphone Apps:** Download weather apps like The Weather Channel, AccuWeather, or NOAA Weather Radar for timely alerts and forecasts specific to your location. Keep your phones charged and have battery back up, in the event power goes out.

5. **Social Media:** Follow local government accounts, news outlets, and meteorologists on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for quick updates. 

6. **Community Alerts:** Sign up for emergency alerts from AlertPalmSprings. Visit for registration details. 

7. **Radio Stations:** Stay tuned to local radio stations, such as 89.3 KPCC or 99.1 KGGI, for live coverage, weather updates, and emergency information. 

8. **Emergency Hotlines:** Riverside County offers a non-emergency information hotline at 951-358-5134 for general inquiries and updates. 

9. **City and County Websites:** Visit the official websites of the City of Palm Springs (www.palmspringsca.govGo to link: and Riverside County ( for storm-related announcements and resources. 

10. **Emergency Services Apps:** Download the Riverside County Fire Department's PulsePoint app, which provides alerts, news, and vital emergency information. Remember that timely information is crucial during severe weather events. Stay connected to multiple sources to ensure you receive accurate and up-to-date information. Your safety is of utmost importance, so be proactive and prepared for any potential impact the hurricane may bring.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Stay safe and vigilant. 

The Paul Kaplan Group

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