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Hillary is now a post-tropical cyclone and continues to move across the southwestern United States, bringing life-threatening flooding and gusty winds, according to the National Hurricane Center.
A post-tropical cyclone is a cyclone that no longer possesses sufficient tropical characteristics to be considered a tropical cyclone, but can still produce heavy rain and strong winds.
Hilary is experiencing 35 mph winds with higher gusts and is located about 390 miles north of San Diego in central Nevada with 49 mph gusts to the north.
Throughout the southwestern United States, current and historic precipitation amounts are expected to cause life-threatening and locally catastrophic flash, urban, and stream flooding, including mudslides, mudslides, and runoff. Localized flooding, some significant, is also expected in northern parts of the Intermountain West through Tuesday morning.
Strong winds are expected to continue in parts of the western United States today, especially in and near areas of higher terrain.
All coastal tropical storm warnings have been suspended. Flood watches are in effect for more than 25 million people from Southern California north to northern Idaho.
Tropical Storm Hilary crossed the US-Mexico border into California on Sunday afternoon local time, becoming the first tropical storm to hit the state since Nora in 1997.
The storm moved into Southern California with strong winds and heavy rain as residents dealt with downed power lines and flooded streets.
Emergency workers have been called to several locations, and while the storm has weakened significantly, it continues to batter California with extreme weather as it moves inland, raising fears of flooding and mudslides. They can become deadly.
Here's what you need to know:
- Where is the storm now:From 11 p.m. local time, the core of Tropical Storm Hilary was about 10 miles southeast of Los Angeles with winds up to 45 miles per hour, according to CNN's weather analysis. Hilary is moving northwest at 28 mph with tropical storm force winds extending 230 miles from the center of the storm. Most of Southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego, remains under tropical storm warnings.
- Forecast:Hillary is expected to continue moving north across California and spread across central Nevada on Monday, bringing "potentially historic" amounts of rain along the way that could trigger more flooding, mudslides and debris flows, he saidNational Metereologisk Service.
- Thunderstorm and flood warning:Heavy rain of up to 10 inches is possible in southern California and Nevada through Monday morning, and rainfall of up to 5 inches is possible in parts of Oregon and Idaho through Tuesday morning. This rain can cause catastrophic and life-threatening flooding. "Areas that don't normally experience flash flooding will flood," the National Weather Service said. "Life and property are in great danger until Monday." Daily and monthly multiplesrainfall records weredomingo roto.
- Evacuation orders:Fire officials are imploring the public to follow evacuation orders and stay off the road unless they are in danger. "If we ask them to evacuate, we don't take it lightly," said Mike McClintock, San Bernardino battalion chief. Fire Department. "Just 12 inches of water can take your car off the road." The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department issued a shelter-in-place order for some residents due to mud and debris blocking a road.
- Schools closed:HeLos Angeles Unified School District– the second largest school district in the country – will be closed Monday due to Hilary. So will the Pasadena Unified School District and San Diego Unified School District campuses, officials said.
- Palm Springs:Three major highways were closed and a local emergency declared after the city received half a year's worth of rain in just six hours on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. So far, there have been at least three swift water rescues in Palm Springs, police Lt. Gustavo Araiza told CNN. The 911 emergency phone system also suffered from a glitch.
- I Mexico:Hilary hit the Baja California peninsula on its way north, killing at least one person and causing widespread flooding in some areas. The Mexican authorities have lifted the tropical storm warning for the west coast of Baja California and the east coast of the peninsula south of San Felipe. The advisory has also been suspended south of Puerto Peñasco along the coast of mainland Mexico.
Tormenta tropical HilaryIt is moving into Southern California with strong winds and heavy rain as residents face downed power lines, flooded streets and rescue efforts are needed.
Hillary is expected to continue moving north across California and spread across central Nevada on Monday, bringing "potentially historic" amounts of rain along the way that could trigger more flooding, mudslides and debris flows, he saidNational Metereologisk Service.
"Areas that don't normally experience flash flooding will flood," the National Weather Service said. "Life and property are in great danger until Monday."
The Storm could potentially be itfirst recorded tropical systemto attack Nevada.
It can also create chaos further north. Up to 5 inches of rain is possible in parts of Oregon and Idaho through Tuesday morning. This rain can cause catastrophic and life-threatening flooding.
Hilary, once a hurricane, weakened as it made landfall in Mexico on Sunday.where at least one person died, and then crossed into the Golden State. The storm's center was approximately 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles around 8 p.m. local time Sunday, moving north with decreasing winds of 45 mph, according toNational Hurricane Center.
Although the storm has weakened significantly, it is still battering California with extreme weather as it moves inland, raising ongoing fears that flooding and mudslides could become life-threatening.
The 911 emergency phone system in Palm Springs, Calif., experienced an outage Sunday night as the region feels the effects of Tropical Storm Hilary.
The city announced that voice lines were down in a widespread 911 outage, but said emergency services could be reached by texting 911 or calling police and fire department hotlines.
Earlier, the city declared a local emergency due to "unprecedented rainfall and flooding" caused by the storm, and asked residents to stay home and avoid driving.
A portion of Interstate 10 in Cathedral City, Calif., was closed Sunday night due to heavy rain.
California Department of Transportationsayingthe stretch had to be closed "due to flooding and debris on the road".
Cathedral City is about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, near Joshua Tree National Park.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has issued a shelter-in-place order for some county residents due to mud and debris blocking a road.
"Due to the current rains, there is mud and debris blocking the roadway. A PAY IN LOCATION is now in effect for the Forest Falls community and residents on Oak Glen Road, from Casa Blanca Street to Harris Road," the sheriff's department said . . said inSocial Media.
Evacuation orders:The department also noted that an evacuation order was in effect for some residents.
"An evacuation order is now in effect for residents in the Serrano Square neighborhood, south of Oak Glen Road and east of 2nd Street, in Yucaipa, California," he said.
Earlier on Sunday, a senior San Bernardino Fire Department official urged residents to follow evacuation orders and stay off the road unless they are in danger.
"If we tell them to evacuate, we don't take it lightly," Mike McClintock, battalion chief of the San Bernardino Fire Department, said in an interview with CNN. "We questioned him based on predictions and concerns and we want to get him out as soon as possible."
McClintock said the evacuation orders are intended to help residents escape areas that could face severe flooding, and the warnings should be heeded immediately.
"The last thing we want them to do if it rains a lot is try to leave at the last minute and then get swept away by the floods," he said.
A portion of Interstate 15 is closed in Barstow, California due to downed power lines, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
"Lightning struck a power pole in Barstow around 11 a.m. Sunday and I-15 was closed," San Bernardino County PIO David Wert told CNN.
Caltrans District 8 (San Bernardino/Riverside) spokesman Eric Dionne said the interstate remains closed.
Ventura County authorities conducted a search and rescue operation in the Santa Clara River Sunday night after people became trapped.
Two people were rescued while walking out of flooded areas, the Ventura County Fire Department PIO said in aposts on social media.
videosShow firefighters searching the river.
"FF searched the Santa Clara River and determined there were no other people in the river at this location. All crews are clearing the scene," the fire department said in an update. "These locations are dangerous, please stay away from the bottom of the the rivers and canals."
Most of Southern California remains under tropical storm warnings as Tropical Storm Hilary moves toward Los Angeles, where more than 9 million people are at risk.flood warnings.
This post has been updated with additional information.