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Hilary is now a post-tropical cyclone and continues to move across the southwestern United States, bringing life-threatening flooding and gale-force winds, according to the National Hurricane Center.
A post-tropical cyclone is a cyclone that no longer has enough tropical characteristics to be considered a tropical cyclone, but can still produce heavy rainfall and strong winds.
Hillary has sustained winds of 35 mph with gusts and is located about 390 miles north of San Diego, central Nevada, blowing north at 29 mph.
In the US Southwest, continued and historic rainfall is expected to cause life-threatening to locally catastrophic flooding, urban and arroyo flooding, including mudslides, mudslides and debris flows today. Localized flooding, some significant, is also expected in northern portions of the Intermountain West Tuesday morning.
Strong winds are expected to persist across parts of the western US today, particularly in and near areas of higher terrain.
All coastal tropical storm warnings have been lifted. A flood threat remains in effect for more than 25 million people from Southern California northward to northern Idaho.
Tropical Storm Hillary crossed the US-Mexico border in California on Sunday afternoon local time, becoming the state's first tropical storm since Nora in 1997.
The storm arrived in Southern California with strong winds and heavy rain as residents faced downed power lines and flooded roads.
Rescuers have been called to many locations, and although the storm has weakened significantly, it is still battering California with extreme weather as it moves inland - raising fears that flooding and mudslides could turn deadly.
Here's what you need to know:
- Where is the storm now:From 11 am local time, the core of Tropical Storm Hilary was located about 10 miles southeast of Los Angeles with winds up to 45 mph, according to a CNN weather analysis. Hilary is moving north-northwest at 28 mph, with tropical-type winds extending 230 miles from the storm's center. Most of Southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego, remains under a tropical storm warning.
- Forecast:Hilary is forecast to continue moving north through California and dissipate over central Nevada on Monday, bringing "potentially historic" rainfall along the way that could cause more flooding, mudslides and mudslides, according toNational Weather Service.
- Rainfall and Flash Flood Warning:Heavy rainfall of up to 10 inches is possible in southern California and Nevada by Monday morning, and up to 5 inches of rain is possible in parts of Oregon and Idaho by Tuesday morning. This rain could lead to devastating and life-threatening flooding. "Areas that do not normally experience flash flooding will be inundated," the National Weather Service said. "Lives and properties are in grave danger till Monday." More daily and monthlyrecord rainfall wasbroken sunday.
- Evacuation orders:Fire officials are asking the public to follow evacuation orders and stay off the road unless in danger. "If we're asking you to evacuate, we don't take it lightly," said San Bernardino Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike McClintock. "Just 12 inches of water can blow your car off the road." The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has issued an shelter-in-place order for some residents due to mud and debris blocking the road.
- Closed schools:TheLos Angeles Unified School District- the nation's second largest school district - will be closed Monday for Hilary. The same will apply to campuses in the Pasadena Unified School District and the San Diego Unified School District, officials said.
- Palm Springs:Three major roads were closed and a local state of emergency was declared after half a year's worth of rain fell on the city in just six hours on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. So far, there have been at least three high-speed water rescues in Palm Springs, police Lt. Gustavo Araiza told CNN. The 911 phone system also experienced an outage.
- In Mexico:Hillary hit the Baja California peninsula on its way north, killing at least one person and causing widespread flooding in some areas. Mexican authorities lifted the tropical storm warning for the west coast of Baja California and the east coast of the peninsula south of San Felipe. The warning was also lifted south of Puerto Peñasco along the Mexican mainland coast.
Tropical Storm Hilaryis bearing down on Southern California with high winds and torrential rains as residents deal with downed power lines, flooded roads and need for rescues.
Hilary is forecast to continue moving north through California and dissipate over central Nevada on Monday, bringing "potentially historic" rainfall along the way that could cause more flooding, mudslides and mudslides, according toNational Weather Service.
"Areas that do not normally experience flash flooding will be inundated," the National Weather Service said. "Lives and properties are in grave danger till Monday."
A storm could possibly bethe first recorded tropical systemNapasti Nevada.
It could also wreak havoc further north. Up to 5 inches of rain is possible in parts of Oregon and Idaho by Tuesday morning. This rain could lead to devastating and life-threatening flooding.
A former hurricane, Hillary weakened as it made landfall in Mexico on Sunday,where at least one person died, then transferred to Golden State. The center of the storm was about 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles around 8 p.m. local time on Sunday, moving north with winds weakening to 45 mph, according toNational Hurricane Center.
Although the storm has weakened significantly, it is still pummeling California with extreme weather as it moves further inland, bringing with it ongoing fears that flooding and mudslides could potentially turn deadly.
The 911 emergency phone system in Palm Springs, California experienced an outage Sunday afternoon as the area felt the effects of Tropical Storm Hillary.
The city said voice lines were down due to an extended emergency outage, but said emergency services were available by texting 911 or calling police and fire lines directly.
The city earlier declared a local state of emergency due to "unprecedented rainfall and flooding" caused by the storm, and residents were told to stay indoors and avoid driving.
A section of Interstate 10 in Cathedral City, California was closed Sunday night due to heavy rain.
California Department of TransportationHe saidthe section had to be closed "due to flooding and mudslides on the highway."
Cathedral City is located 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 the road.
"Due to the current rain, mud and debris is blocking the roadway. A shelter in place is now in effect for the Forest Falls community and residents on Oak Glen Road from Casa Blanca to Harris," it further said. the sheriff's department.social media.
Evacuation orders:The department also noted that an evacuation order was in effect for some residents.
"An evacuation order is in effect for residents of the Serrano Square neighborhood, south of Oak Glen Road and east of 2nd Street, in Yucaipa, CA," it said.
Earlier Sunday, a senior San Bernardino fire official urged residents to heed evacuation orders and stay off the streets unless they are in danger.
"If we're asking you to evacuate, we don't take it lightly," San Bernardino Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike McClintock said in an interview with CNN. "We're asking you out of anticipation and concern and we want you out as soon as possible."
McClintock said the evacuation orders are meant to help residents escape areas that could face severe flooding and that warnings should be heeded immediately.
"The last thing we want you to do if we have significant rainfall is try to leave at the last minute and get caught in 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.)
"A power pole in Barstow was struck by lightning around 11 a.m. Sunday and I-15 is closed," San Bernardino County PIO David Wert told CNN.
Caltrans District 8 (San Bernardino/Riverside) spokesman Eric Dionne said the interstate remains closed.
Authorities in Ventura County conducted a search and rescue operation in the Santa Clara River Sunday night after people became trapped.
Two people were rescued by walking out of flooded areas, the Ventura County Fire Department PIO said.post on social networks.
Video recordingsthey show the firemen searching the river.
“FF searched the Santa Clara River and found that there were no other people on the river at this location. "All crews are clearing the scene," the fire service announced. "These locations are dangerous, please stay away from river bottoms and canals."
Most of Southern California remains under a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Hilary heads toward Los Angeles, where more than 9 million people are affectedflash flood warnings.
This post has been updated with additional information.