Southern Californians recently found themselves at the crossroads of a tropical storm and earthquake this weekend after a 5.1 magnitude quake hit the region as Hurricane Hilary made landfall.
Though the hurricane weakened to a tropical storm before hitting the usually dry area, the damage was still tangible, resulting in mudslides, rock slides and even prompting Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency, with flash flood warnings still in effect until Monday morning.
they out there in hurricane hillary acting a FOOL… pic.twitter.com/OAi3zEKtAR— jay.☆ (@munch4spice) August 20, 2023
While experts still warn that the downgraded storm may still cause serious damage, the sights have been harrowing thus far, images several captured on social media. From drowned stadiums to flooded deserts, here are the craziest sights from Hurricane Hilary.
Streets are beginning to flood near Universal Studios in Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/ha8scBTdXS— Project TABS (@ProjectTabs) August 21, 2023
Palm Springs and Cathedral city are under water as more flash flooding is expected throughout the region. Roads are buckling in certain areas as major thruways are shutdown. #HurricanHilary pic.twitter.com/Y0t4URcCD0— Ｎｅｒｄｙ (@Nerdy_Addict) August 21, 2023
HUGE FLASH FLOOD / debris flow front wall down Whitewater Canyon, California as flash flood quadrupled in size! Burn scar flash flood. pic.twitter.com/w9fnWh9vJd— Reed Timmer, PhD (@ReedTimmerAccu) August 21, 2023