California Bracing for Hurricane Hilary. This is not a joke, nor a political stunt. Severe weather will hit California this weekend. Hurricane Hilary has been upgraded to Category 4. It is considered a danger to Southern California residents.
LIFE-THREATENING AND POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC FLOODING LIKELY OVER MUCH OF BAJA CALIFORNIA AND THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES THIS WEEKEND
Southern California coast is bracing itself for a massive storm that could bring rare and dangerous flooding to the area. As Hurricane Hilary continues to approach, government officials have been blasting out emergency warnings for days, urging residents to prepare themselves accordingly. With strong tropical-storm-force winds expected Sunday into Monday, California residents need to take necessary precautionary steps to ensure their safety.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Hilary is currently a Category 3 storm. It has winds of up to 120 mph. The hurricane is expected to weaken as it moves northward towards Baja California. It will bring high surf, rip currents, strong winds, and rainfall across Southern California.
The risk of flooding also continues to increase across the region. Rare and dangerous flooding possible across the desert and mountain areas. Low-lying areas and those near rivers, streams, and flood channels are most at risk. Residents must follow the authorities’ advice on evacuation orders and potential flooding.
California Bracing for Hurricane Hilary, as the risk of flooding also continues to increase across the region.
State officials are urging residents to make a family emergency plan and check on loved ones and neighbors. Your emergency plan should include essentials such as a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water, first-aid supplies, flashlights, batteries, and other essential items.
We also advise everyone to stay up-to-date with the latest information via local news and weather channels, social media, and radio. If you hear a flood warning, immediately seek higher ground.
We encourage everyone to take heed of the authorities’ warnings and advice as Hurricane Hilary moves closer to Southern California. This is the time to stay alert, remain calm, and follow your emergency plan. Together, we can ensure the safety and well-being of our families, neighbors, and communities. Always remember, safety first!