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.
— FirePhotoGirl (@FirePhotoGirl) August 21, 2023
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.
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FLOODING NEAR PALM SPRINGS: This video was taken in Cathedral City where the entrance to a gated community was covered in flood waters as #TropicalStormHilary continues to move across #SoCal. https://t.co/D1IhBlYGn1 pic.twitter.com/VLRz93UtdS
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) August 21, 2023
Current road closures in @Caltrans9:
🚫State Route 190🚫
🚫State Route 136🚫
🚫State Route 178 from @DeathValleyNPS to Shoshone🚫
🚫State Route 58 from Towerline Road to Exit 165🚫
🚫State Route 127 from Baker to Tecopa Hot Springs🚫
🚫State Route 14 from Cal City to SR 178 W🚫 pic.twitter.com/duiOSTo1tc
— Caltrans District 9 (@Caltrans9) August 21, 2023
Potentially historic amount of rainfall is expected to cause life-threatening to locally catastrophic flash, urban, and arroyo flooding including landslides, mudslides, and debris flows. Among other preparations, remember that driving through flooded roadways is NOT be an option. pic.twitter.com/FN88Rl24LX
— National Weather Service (@NWS) August 20, 2023
Video released by the @santaclarita shows a section of San Canyon Road collapsing during heavy rainfall this afternoon. #TSHilary #TropicalStormHilary https://t.co/CrI0lHrPUH pic.twitter.com/LC2yjT25gx
— KTLA (@KTLA) August 21, 2023
ATTN Drivers, please stay off the roads, if able. This video was taken by our #Caltrans8 Cajon Crew team wearing a head camera of SR-2 and Sheep Creek. Flash floods, high winds and the rain are making it a big challenge for all. Please be patient while we work. pic.twitter.com/BFga3z6JMG
— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) August 21, 2023
Floods in Palm Desert, Riverside County, #California 🇺🇸 Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Hilary.#hurricanehilary #Hilary #hurricanehillary #TropicalStorm #TropicalStormHilary #Hilary #hilaryhurricane #hurricanehilary #Mexico #Califonia #SanCarlos pic.twitter.com/oCoXBh4jUC
— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) August 21, 2023