City of Indio Declares Local Emergency

Indio City Manager Declares Local Emergency

Bryan Montgomery

INDIO – Indio’s City Manager Bryan Montgomery has proclaimed the existence of a local emergency. Tropical Storm Hilary has threatened local infrastructure and public health and safety and exceeds the City’s capacity to address the impacts with its own personnel and resources.

Under his signing authority, the City Manager approved the proclamation at 7 p.m. on Aug. 20, and the local state of emergency will exist for the next seven days.

The local emergency proclamation ensures the city has the ability to activate its Emergency Plan and is required to request state or federal assistance.

For more information or to view the proclamation, visit

The city of Palm Springs on Sunday also declared a local emergency.



About City of Indio

The City of Indio is the largest and fastest growing city in the Coachella Valley with more than 90,000 residents. The City is nationally recognized for its public safety services, exceptional schools and superior facilities and amenities. The City draws nearly 1.4 million people per year to its world-famous arts, food and music festivals and is ranked as one of the top emerging travel destinations in the country. Indio was the first city incorporated in the Coachella Valley on May 16, 1930, and is the traditional gathering place of the desert, bearing the fruit of cultural exchange and youthful energy.

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  • Indio flooding: Indio Police Department