Navigating the Unexpected: Palm Springs’ Unusual Encounter with a Hurricane

 Palm Springs, a desert paradise known for its clear skies and sun-drenched landscapes, recently faced an unprecedented challenge – a hurricane. A natural phenomenon not typically associated with this region, the unexpected weather event left many residents and visitors seeking information and assistance. In this post, we’ll delve into the impact of the hurricane, how the community rallied together, and where you can find local help.

Palm Springs Unified School District will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to ongoing flooding issues on several major roadways, the district announced late Monday.

The district, with roughly 21,700 students enrolled from Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Sky Valley, and Thousand Palms, began its academic year earlier this month, and it closed Monday in anticipation of flooding from Tropical Storm Hilary.

If you’re experiencing an emergency, call 911. To report storm damage, please email [email protected].

Waste and Recycling Pick-up 

Burrtec is currently running all routes. There may be some areas where their trucks can’t access. If they’re unable to make it to your property, they will make it up once the area is cleared. For specific questions about their services, please call their customer service number at 760-340-2113.

Follow official city accounts, emergency management agencies, and local news on social media platforms for timely updates.