Significant rainfall and flooding are projected throughout Southern California starting this afternoon and into Monday, according to the National Weather Services. Tropical Storm Hilary could produce 3 inches/hour in some spots, according to NBC.
...the cool air is setting in, but don't be fooled! A flash flood advisory is still in effect until 8:00 pm for L.A. County. As storms often change intensity, the forecast changes. Currently, tropical storm Hilary is expected to reach Southern California this afternoon.
Hilary is gaining speed (at 25 mph) as it approaches landfall in Mexico's Baja California. At least one person has died in Mexico as the storm moves along Baja California. The victim's vehicle was swept away near the city of Santa Rosalía, according to CNN.
California officials are asking residents with extra sand bags to share with neighbors and friends.
PCC is currently monitoring developments associated with Hurricane Hilary and its potential effect on our campus community: "Presently, we are planning for our campuses to be open and all student services to be available this Monday as we prepare for the start of the Fall Semester on August 28."
All 4,200 residents of Catalina Island are asked to voluntarily leave as the entire island of Catalina is under an evacuation warning. Extra rescue boats will be sent for anyone who stays.
California Director of the Department of Social Services, Kim Johnson: “Check in on your neighbors. We are stronger together.”
The Alhambra Farmers Market is open on Sunday, August 20, until 1:00 pm, the city has announced.
L.A. Fire Chief, Kristin Crowley, said at a news conference that the storm is expected to bring 'significant impacts' in the Antelope Valley and San Gabriel Mountains areas. 3" - 7" of rain and winds between 40 - 70 miles per hour are expected, according to Crowley.