Utolsó frissítés: augusztus 30, 2023

Palm Springs, Kalifornia − The remnants of Hurricane Hilary caused widespread flooding and mudslides across Southern California on Sunday, augusztus 21, 2023. The storm, which made landfall in Baja California, Mexikó, on Saturday, had since weakened to a post-tropical cyclone, but it was still capable of producing heavy rain and flooding.

Flood damage in Yucaipa as a result of Storm Hilary
Árvízkár Yucaipában, San Bernandino megye

In Palm Springs, the city declared an emergency after more than 3 hüvelyknyi eső esett egy óra alatt. The city’s fire department rescued 46 people who were trapped in cars, otthonok, and even a train. In the San Bernardino Mountains, mudslides blocked the homes of about 800 residents. In Cathedral City, a couple’s home was surrounded by about 4 feet of mud.

The damage is extensive. Schools, businesses, and offices have been closed, and thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. The National Weather Service has warned that the remnants of Hilary could continue to cause flooding and mudslides in the coming days.

The remnants of Hurricane Hilary have had a significant impact on Southern California. The flooding has caused widespread damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. The mudslides have blocked roads and forced the evacuation of thousands of people.

The storm has also caused power outages and other disruptions to essential services. The National Weather Service has warned that the remnants of Hilary could continue to cause flooding and mudslides in the coming days.

Emergency officials have been working around the clock to respond to the effects of the storm. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated its disaster response team and is providing assistance to affected communities.

The California National Guard has also been deployed to help with the cleanup and recovery efforts.

  • Palm Springs: Palm Springs was deluged by more than 3 inches of rain by Monday morning. Almost an inch fell in one hour Sunday afternoon in a city that typically picks up less than half an inch all summer. The city declared an emergency “due to unprecedented rainfall and flooding of local roadways and at least one swift water rescue.” A 20-mile section of I-10 was closed in both directions because of storm damage.
  • Cathedral City: In Cathedral City, a desert community of about 50,000 just east of Palm Springs, 14 seniors were pulled from a home care facility with the help of earthmovers on Monday. They were among the 46 people who were rescued in the city after a mudflow that developed Sunday night trapped several people in cars, otthonok, and even a train.
  • Az angyalok: Los Angelesben, Fire Chief Kristin Crowley said Monday her department had dealt with more than 1,800 emergency incidents over a 24-hour period, more than double the average number. Rescuers remained vigilant for mudslides that could be triggered on sodden mountainsides, she said.
  • San Bernardino Mountains: In the San Bernardino Mountains, crews were working Monday to clear mud that has been blocking the homes of about 800 residents. Among them was a couple in the town of Oak Glen whose house was surrounded by about 4 feet of muck.
  • Lake Mead: The Lake Meade National Recreation Area remained closed Monday “for the purposes of maintaining public health and safety” after being damaged by Hilary. The lake, the nation’s largest artificial reservoir, is on the Colorado River in Nevada and Arizona, ról ről 25 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.

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