Tropical Storm Warning

Update 8-23-23 1:26 pm: Beaches and trails within the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve have reopened.

Update 8-21-23 10:26 am: Although the tropical storm has passed and weather alerts are no longer in effect, parks, beaches, and trails in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes remain closed on August 21. Parks will reopen on August 22, but beaches and trails within the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve may remain closed up to 48 hours after the last rainfall for public safety and to prevent further trail erosion damage. For updates on trail conditions and closure information, please check or call Open Space Management at 310-491-5775.

Update 8-19-23 7:41 pm: Due to the Tropical Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service, all parks, trails, and beaches in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes are closed on August 20-21 for public safety. The public is advised to avoid coastal areas and keep a safe distance from the shoreline due to the risk of storm surge and high waves. Trails within the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve may remain closed up to 48 hours after the last rain event. Check this webpage for updates.


On August 18, 2023, the National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning due to Hurricane Hilary, which is forecasted to impact our City starting this weekend. Here's what you need to know:

  • Expect Heavy Rainfall: Potential for flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas. Avoid driving on flooded roads.
  • High Winds: Secure your outdoor spaces. Move furniture, umbrellas, and other light-weight items to indoor or secured areas to ensure they don’t fly away. Be cautious of falling debris or trees.
  • Possible Power Outages: Ensure you have emergency supplies, including flashlights, batteries, and non-perishable food. Charge electronic devices. To view the status of current outages, visit Power lines may be down. Always consider those lines energized. Stay away and call 9-1-1. 
  • Report debris, downed trees and branches to City Hall at 310-544-5252 or by using the MyRPV app. After business hours, contact the Lomita Sheriff’s Station at 310-539-1661. For emergencies, call 9-1-1.
  • Sandbags are available to RPV residents at City Hall during regular business hours.
  • Avoid Coastal Areas: Risk of storm surge and high waves. Keep a safe distance from the shoreline.
  • Stay Updated: Monitor local news and the National Weather Service for the latest information. For updates from the City, check this webpage and follow us on Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Know Your Evacuation Zone: Familiarize yourself with your designated zone on It's crucial to #KnowYourZone before a crisis arises. Store this detail on your smartphone, jot it down, and put it somewhere easily accessible - perhaps on your fridge or next to your entryway.
  • Sign Up for Emergency Alerts: Register for Alert SouthBay emergency notifications by texting “alertsb” to 888- 777, visiting, or downloading the Everbridge app. These alerts will keep you informed during emergencies.
  • Pack an emergency kit with essential items.

Now is the time to make the necessary arrangements to stay safe. For further guidance and resources, please go to

Stay Ready, RPV.