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Tropical storm Hilary hits California live updates: Path tracker, evacuation warnings, state of emergency...

Tropical storm Hilary pounds California: live updates

Alaska Airlines damaged during storm

Alaska Airlines 737-800 was damaged after a heavy landing at Santa Ana Airport during tropical storm Hilary.

Earthquake hits California in the middle of tropical storm Hilary: Epicenter, magnitude and affected areas

According to official information from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), on Sunday afternoon, an earthquake was recorded near Ojai in Ventura County.

The magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred at 2:41 p.m. (local time) on August 20 and its epicenter was Ojai, between Santa Barbara and Ventura, taking place along the Sisar Fault. The tremor caused at least two aftershocks, measuring 3.1 and 3.6, which followed the initial quake.


Flooding cuts off Palm Springs


By Monday morning, major roadways leading to and from Palm Springs had been shut down because of flooding.

3.2 inches of rainfall have drenched California.


A breakdown of storm Hilary

British news outlet Sky News has been reporting from California

The last time a tropical storm made land in California was 1939 and a hurricane has never struck the state.


Get the latest updates on California road closures due to Tropical Storm Hilary

Even as Tropical Storm Hilary continues to weaken it is still brining intense rains causing landslides and adding to ongoing flooding forcing road closures in the Golden State and disrupting air travel. Before you set out on the road you can check with the California Department of Transportation to avoid being caught off guard.


Tropical Storm Hilary could deliver 1-2 inches of rain to areas already flooded

The National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center released an updated forecast Monday morning on rainfall predictions over Southern California and Nevada. Areas that have already experienced flooding could receive between 1 and 2 more inches of rain reaggravating the situation locally through the Imperial valley through the Mojave to west of Las Vegas.


What is the difference between a tropical storm and a hurricane?

Every year the US is battered by numerous storms that blow in off the ocean. The speed of a tempest’s winds determine how it is categorized.


Multiple road closures due Tropical Storm Hilary

Heavy downpours causing landslides and flash flooding across California have forced road closures throughout the state.


Uber offers free transport to shelters impacted by Tropical Storm Hilary

Uber is offering emergency transport services free of charge up to $40 in value from locations withing the area impacted by Tropical Storm Hilary to emergency shelters. Those who wish to take advantage of the assistance must use the promo code “Hilary23” in the Wallet section of their Uber app prior to requesting the ride, which is valid for UberX or UberXL. 

More details available at California Social Services website.


Los Angeles releases list of weather shelters

The City of Los Angeles has opened the following regional weather shelters for unhoused residents near at-risk areas and in street encampments:

Echo Park Community Center
313 Patton St., LA 90026 - (213) 481-1033

North Hollywood Senior Center
5301 Tujunga Ave., LA 91601 - (818) 763-7651

Lake View Terrace Recreation Center
11075 Foothill Blvd., LA 91342 - (818) 899-8087

Central Park Recreation Center
1357 E. 22nd St., LA 90011 - (213) 485-4435

Stoner Recreation Center
1835 Stoner Ave., LA 90025 - (310) 479-7200

Lanark Recreation Center
21816 Lanark St., Canoga Park 91304 - (818) 883-1503

South L.A. Sports Activity Center
7020 S. Figueroa St., LA 90003 - (323) 758-8716
[Will Open at 4 p.m., Sunday]

Glassell Park Recreation Center
3650 Verdugo Road, LA 90065

When was the last time a hurricane hit California?

Tropical storm Hilary has weakened from a category 4 strength-hurricane, but it will be the first tropical storm to hit Southern California since 1939. Hilary is expected to cause rare, significant impacts including extensive flooding.

According to data from the National Weather Service, no tropical storms have made landfall in southern California since September 25, 1939.


Tropical Storm Hilary causes flight cancellations

Flights have been canceled across San Diego, Los Angeles & Palm Springs airports due to the effects of Tropical Storm Hilary.

More than a third of flights in and out of San Diego have been cancelled, and around 40% from Palm Springs thus far. Los Angeles hasn't seen as many cancellations at the moment, with only five percent of flights cancelled so far.


Nevada governor declares state of emergency

Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo declared a state of emergency due to the imminent threat from Tropical Storm Hilary on Sunday, as current forecast models predict severe weather across the state of Nevada.

The emergency declaration follows Gov. Lombardo's decision to activate 100 Nevada National Guardsmen to Southern Nevada earlier this weekend.


Airlines suspend flights at Ontario Airport in California due to Tropical Storm Hilary

Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines have suspended flights to and from Ontario International Airport in California.

Southwest is suspending all flights from 12 p.m. PT Sunday through 10:30 a.m. PT Monday. while Frontier has suspended all flights Sunday and Monday

Passengers are advised to contact their airlines for updates on their flights. 

Ontario International Airport is situated about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.