Park, beach and school closures are left in Hilary’s wake

People hit the waves at Ocean Beach on Aug. 19, the day before the arrival of Tropical Storm Hilary.
(Kristian Carreon)

The tropical storm dropped about 2 inches of rain in the Point Loma-Ocean Beach area.


The rain and wind from Tropical Storm Hilary have moved out of San Diego, but its effects remain, with closures of many schools, parks and beaches.

The first tropical storm to hit San Diego County since 1939 dropped about the expected amount of rain on the Point Loma-Ocean Beach area, with about 2.2 inches reported at Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma and about 1.9 inches on Shelter Island in the 24 hours ending at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, according to the National Weather Service.

Here are some notable storm-related closures Monday in Point Loma-OB:

• The San Diego Unified School District, which operates nine public schools in the Point Loma-Ocean Beach area, is delaying the start of its new school year to Tuesday, Aug. 22.

• All city of San Diego beaches, parks and public buildings, including libraries and recreation centers

Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for San Diego County as well as 14 other counties in the storm’s path. The declaration was designed to get various emergency services to affected communities fast.

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria signed a local emergency proclamation that enables the city to acquire state and federal disaster resources if needed.


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