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Posted on: August 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Warning



As a tropical storm Hillary approaches our area, we want to remind our community on how to report storm damage.  

  • For emergencies such as downed power lines, call 911.
  • To report downed trees or other large debris in the roadway, please call City of Colton Police Department, non-emergency line at 909 370 5000 
  • To report non-emergency damage, such as downed trees (not in the road), traffic signals, street light outages, email 909 370 5000.
  • To report power outages, use the online tool at Electric Grid Outage Map | Colton, CA - Official Website
  • To report damaged or downed Military Banners, please e-mail us at

 As a reminder, City staff are unable to see or respond to resident initiated posts on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram or Nextdoor.  


🚩Avoid travel if possible and drive safely if you have to go out. Take your time and err on the side of caution. Remember to drive with your lights on in the rain to increase safety and visibility to others.

🚩 Conditions can change quickly, so please check road conditions at  before you go, and be prepared for deteriorating conditions as you travel.

🚩 Turn Around, Don’t Drown. It doesn’t take much moving water to sweep a vehicle away, and flood waters can hide roadway damage.


  • West Valley Blvd & Sycamore Avenue
  • Pepper Avenue (both directions) at Blue Drive
  • Mt. Vernon and Mission
  • Valley & Sperry closed due to flooding.


Weather update from the National Weather service, Hillary is advancing North bringing continuous rain to Southern California even as it shows signs of weakening, it is essential to member that the forecast for heavy rain and severe flooding remain steady throughout the Sunday into Monday. 

Thanks to County OES, we have secured 2000 sand bags(empty). They are available to Colton Residents at the Gonzales Center, 670 Colton Avenue, 909 370 6153. Limited to 15 per address, first come, first served. 

A good option is using dirt from around your home to fill sandbags. It works just as well and you can replace it afterwards. It is a good sustainable way to reuse the bags. If you can’t pick up bags, plastic or trash bags with dirt can be used as an alternative. 

Due to the high demand for sand and sandbags, we, like you, are having difficulty sourcing materials. Over the past 48 hours the city has provided 34 tons of sand and over 2500 sandbags to residents.

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