Hurricane Hilary: Los Angeles School and Transportation Updates

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The City of Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will remain activated at a Level II into Monday, August 21, 2023 with all City departments coordinating resources to support the safety of Angelenos during the storm. Today, Governor Newsom, Mayor Bass, County and City leaders reiterated the importance of staying safe, staying home and staying informed during the storm. Watch this afternoon’s press conference here.

Below are updates to services and operations in the City of Los Angeles as of 9:00 PM PT on August 20, 2023. A press conference will be held in the Emergency Operations Center at 8:00 AM PT tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2023.


  • LAUSD will open 12 Grab and Go Meal Distribution Sites from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM Families will receive 3 meals for each student. Click here to see the names of the sites.
  • LAUSD teachers are being asked to provide activities and resources on Schoology by 10:30 AM instructional resources are available at, KLCS will provide educational programming.
  • LAUSD Families and students may contact the Family Hotline at (213) 443-1300 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM for assistance.
  • Click here for real-time information on L.A. charter school closures. When in doubt, call your school to confirm hours of operation.

L.A. Metro

  • Both bus and rail services continue. There are occasional, minimal delays. There is no reported impact to Metro facilities or services from the earthquake.
  • Flood-prone facilities have been proactively addressed by cleaning drains, readying sandbags and stationing water pumps. Some escalators were preemptively paused to ensure safety and protect equipment.
  • Metro Ambassadors have been deployed across the system to assist passengers during the storm. Metro Homeless Outreach teams continue to reach out to people experiencing homelessness sheltering on the system and connecting them with services.
  • Follow Metro on Twitter or check for additional service updates.


  • The City of Los Angeles is responding to reports of flooding, downed trees, and wires as well as other calls for service. Zero deaths have been reported in connection with the storm or earthquake thus far. At least 150 tree-related issues and 17 minor mudflows have been reported.9 have been cleared thus far.
  • No significant earthquake-related damage has been reported in the City of Los Angeles.
  • As of 9:00 PM, approximately 10,900 LADWP customers have experienced power outages. Impacted customers can call 1-800-DIAL-DWP. The  neighborhoods with the most impacted customers are Beverly Grove and Vermont Slauson.


  • Road closures have been limited to the Sepulveda Basin in the San Fernando Valley and a section of Grande Vista between Washington and Emery southeast of Downtown L.A.
  • 86 traffic collisions have been reported with no fatal or significant injuries.
  • Street sweeping enforcement will be relaxed through Monday.

Emergency Operations

  • Eight emergency temporary shelters with nearly 400 units of shelter remain open for unhoused individuals across the City.
  • The Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center remains activated at a Level II with all City departments coordinating resources in response to the storm.
  • Recreation and Parks facilities will remain closed until noon tomorrow but Licensed child care will operate at normal times.

Continued Precautions for Angelenos
Significant rain and wind is expected to continue through the night and into Monday morning. Angelenos are encouraged to take the following actions to stay safe and informed:

Stay Safe

  • Call 911 if there is a life-threatening emergency.
  • Avoid any unnecessary travel.
  • Have emergency supplies on hand.
  • Report issues:
    • Report any downed power wires by calling 911. Never touch a downed wire!
    • Report storm impacts like roadway flooding, downed tree limbs, or mudslides through by calling 311 or via the MyLA311 app.
    • Report power outages and water main breaks to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers can call 1-800-DIAL-DWP. For power outages only, report online here.

Stay Informed

  • Sign up for NotifyLA to receive texts and updates about the storm.
  • Visit L.A.’s Emergency Management Department website.

Local emergencies are in effect to respond to storm impacts for the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles and Southern California region.

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