On Sunday, a rare tropical storm called Hurricane Hilary will hit Southern California
Residents will evacuate, parks and beaches will shut, and first responders will prepare for water rescues.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Hilary is a Category 1 storm with 85 mph gusts and 20 mph winds
moves north-northwest. Saturday at 11 p.m. local time, it was 450 miles south of San Diego.
The hurricane agency expects “catastrophic and life-threatening
flooding in the Southwest as the hurricane weakens to a tropical storm before reaching the US.
The storm is expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of rain, or maybe 10 inches in some locations
destructive gusts that might knock out electricity. The worst is predicted Sunday-Monday.