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See Video and Pictures of Tropical Storm Hilary's Fury in SoCal
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August 21, 2023

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Tropical Storm Hilary wreaked havoc in Southern California on Sunday, setting a new precedent for rainfall in the region as reported by the National Weather Service. The intense downpour led to flooded roads, bloated rivers, and even instigated a landslide on the interstate. So far, it seems to have mostly left Fresno alone as it now moves towards Nevada according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters continue to warn of the risk of flash floods in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and the possibility of further flooding in states to the north. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Franklin is currently affecting the Caribbean, with residents in Haiti and the Dominican Republic advised to prepare for potential floods and landslides.

The storm’s aftermath was extensively documented by photographers from various locations, revealing images of submerged vehicles, toppled trees, mudslides, and escalating floodwaters. You can view some of these dramatic instances below.

Read more at NPR.

Maura Taura surveys the damaged cause by a downed tree outside her home after Tropical Storm Hilary went through Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, in Sun Valley, Calif. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
A plow clears debris along a flooded Sierra Highway in Palmdale, Calif., as Tropical Storm Hilary moves through the area on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. (AP/Richard Vogel)
Vehicles cross over a flood control basin that has almost reached the street, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, in Palm Desert, Calif. Forecasters said Tropical Storm Hilary was the first tropical storm to hit Southern California in 84 years, bringing the potential for flash floods, mudslides, isolated tornadoes, high winds and power outages. (AP/Mark J. Terrill)
A vehicle drives through a flooded freeway entrance in Palmdale, Calif. as a tropical storm moves into the area on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. Forecasters said Tropical Storm Hilary was the first tropical storm to hit Southern California in 84 years, bringing the potential for flash floods, mudslides, isolated tornadoes, high winds and power outages. (AP/Richard Vogel)

 

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