The National Hurricane Center, affiliated with the United States Weather Service reported that the coming of Hurricane Hilary could bring serious flooding.
In the early hours of today, Saturday, August 19, the hurricane was heading towards Baja California, in the Mexican peninsula. It brought catastrophic rains and floods that now threaten the southwest of the United States.
Reports state that Hurricane Hilary will lash the Mexican territory with strong winds and rains, along with thunderstorms. As a result, residents have been advised to stay on alert and take necessary precautions because of the risk of river and stream overflows.
Similarly, the authorities in Los Angeles have alerted communities to prepare for Hilary’s arrival. To do this, rescue groups have been trying to evacuate homeless people and animals living on the streets. They expect to move them into a safe place. A statement released by the authorities assures that “Red Cross, LA County, and the City of Long Beach will have services available at the Catalina Express Ferry Terminal, including transportation, shelter, and other essential services,”
“Hilary has sped up a bit, along with a slight shift eastward in its track. This results in Sunday morning through Sunday evening being the time frame of most impact,” the National Weather Service in San Diego stated.
Currently, hurricane Hilary remains under Category 4, but it is likely that by Saturday afternoon, it will be downgraded to Category 3 when it reaches the coast.