City Manager Weather Alert

City Manager Weather Alert
Posted on 02/15/2017

Good afternoon,

The National Weather Service has issued a severe storm warning for Southern California. Beginning Friday, we are expecting significant rainfall, strong winds, and dangerous driving conditions through Saturday. City crews are diligently preparing for the next storm. In addition to being fully staffed, we are currently clearing storm debris, and ensuring materials and equipment are staged and available citywide.

Expected precipitation for the Chino Valley is 3 to 4 inches of rain within a 24 hour period, similar to what we experienced on January 20-23, 2017.

I appreciate your ongoing patience as we prepare and adjust for this large amount of rainfall.

Travel disruptions are expected locally and regionally on surface streets and highways. As you are aware, Chino is situated in a region where rainfall from the foothill communities passes through our city. We can expect road closures and ask that you consider staying home or only travel if absolutely necessary. If you need to travel, please afford yourselves additional time and patience.

Our crews and police department are monitoring the city and are in constant communication with neighboring cities and other jurisdictional agencies.

As a reminder, please be advised sandbags are available at Chino Valley Fire Stations. Please clear your gutters and downspouts from debris; and be sure to check the city website and social media pages for the most up to date information. If you would like to track the storm, please visit the National Weather Service website at

Thank you for your time.

Matthew Ballantyne

City of Chino, City Manager