Posted BY: RM | NwoReport
Remnants of Hurricane Hilary Trigger Floods in Mexico and California; Tropical Storm’s Path Impacts San Diego and Los AngelesThe aftermath of Hurricane Hilary has brought significant flooding to both Mexico and California as the storm’s path extended over San Diego and Los Angeles. Although Hurricane Hilary has weakened and transformed into a tropical storm, experts caution that the prevailing weather conditions continue to pose hazards to coastal regions in Mexico and the US Southwest.
The storm’s remnants made landfall on Sunday, targeting a sparsely populated region approximately 150 miles north of Ensenada, Mexico, as confirmed by meteorological forecasts. In California, the storm’s impact escalated on Sunday afternoon, coinciding with a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that shook Ventura County.
Even before the storm’s center reached the land, Mexico’s Baja peninsula was severely affected, with floodwaters inundating various areas such as Santa Rosalía, resulting in layers of earth being washed over the towns.
Despite its transformation into a tropical storm, the weather system is predicted to disperse by Monday. However, authorities and residents remain vigilant due to the lingering threats associated with flooding and unpredictable weather patterns.
The simultaneous occurrence of flooding and seismic activity has emphasized the vulnerability of coastal and low-lying regions in the face of such natural disasters. As the storm gradually dissipates, the affected areas will likely engage in recovery efforts, focusing on addressing the damages caused by flooding, landslides, and seismic events. It underscores the importance of disaster preparedness and response strategies to mitigate the impact of similar incidents in the future.