The first tropical storm to hit California since Nora in 1997, Tropical Storm Hilary entered the state Sunday evening local time. Residents faced toppled power lines and flooded streets as the storm ploughed its way into Southern California with strong winds and torrential rain.
According to CNN Weather analysis, Tropical Storm Hilary's centre was about 10 miles southeast of Los Angeles at 11 p.m. local time with winds of up to 45 mph. Hilary is moving 28 mph to the north-northwest, and its tropical storm-force winds are felt 230 miles from the storm's core. There are still tropical storm advisories in effect for the majority of Southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego
The National Weather Service predicts that Hilary will continue to move north through California before dissipating over central Nevada on Monday. Along the way, Hilary is expected to drop "possibly historic" quantities of rain, which could lead to more floods, landslides, and debris flows.
Due to Hurricane Hilary, the second-largest school district in the country, the Los Angeles Unified School District, will be closed on Monday. According to officials, institutions in the San Diego Unified School District and Pasadena Unified School District would also be affected.
According to the National Weather Service, the city experienced six hours' worth of rain on Sunday, closing three major roadways and prompting the declaration of a local emergency. According to police lieutenant Gustavo Araiza, at least three swift water rescues have taken place in Palm Springs thus far. There was also a problem with the 911 emergency phone system.
As it made its way up the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, Hurricane Hilary pounded the region, killing at least one person and creating significant flooding in certain regions.