The National Hurricane Center today issued a hurricane and tropical storm warning for much of Southern California and Baja California. These areas and other parts of mainland Mexico are expected to experience flooding rains, strong winds and the potential for wildfires between this evening and the start of the week of Aug. 21, 2023.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has shared some resources for preparation and planning as well as food safety considerations for the aftermath, depending on the severity of the event. Although these resource links aren’t specifically centered on California, they do provide helpful universal preparation reminders and best practices:
This information was developed with the other states along the Gulf Coast published through Auburn University. The section on preparation and planning starts on page 13.
General information designed for a broader audience
- Hurricanes: Health and Safety | FDA
- Hurricane Preparation and Recovery Commodity Guides | USDA Climate Hubs
Western Growers will continue to update members as more information about the impacts of Hurricane Hilary become clear. For more information about flood resources, visit Assistance Resources for Farmers Impacted by Recent Flooding here. For wildfire resources, you can visit WG’s Wildfire Resources and Insurance Protection page, or visit the CDFA’s recovery information here.