As Tropical Storm Hilary targets Los Angeles for a Sunday night landfall, a neighboring U.S. state announces a state of emergency. The looming threat includes intensifying flash floods and heavy rainfall.
Tropical storm Hilary, having weakened from a Category 1 hurricane, is prompting evacuation warnings and cancellation of flights, classes, and sports games in some regions in Southern California Aug. 20, bringing a stretch of rainfall expected to last through Monday.
As Hurricane Hilary approaches, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an emergency in southern California, urging preparations before Saturday evening. The NHC predicts severe flooding in Baja California and the U.S. southwest.
Hurricane Hilary, a powerful Category 3 storm, is on a collision course with the central Baja California peninsula, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Saturday, while warning about its potentially catastrophic impact in parts of Mexico and southwestern United States, including deadly floods and mudslides.