As Tropical Storm Hilary moves out of Southern California, residents in the Inland Empire, Orange and Los Angeles Counties are breathing a sigh of relief as damages seem to be minimal, even with record rainfall. Stay here for live updates.
In a Monday morning news conference, Mayor Karen Bass declared that, "as of right now, there have not been any deaths or significant injuries." She went on to say that Department of Water and Power crews have mobilized to begin returning power to residents who experiences outages.
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Two areas in San Bernardino County still under evacuation orders
Seven Oaks and Potato Canyon in San Bernardino County are still under evacuation orders Tuesday morning after a river in the area overflowed from the rain.
Around 10 people are trapped, and one person is reportedly still missing. Crews have been working for the past 48 hours to rescued them.
Coachella Valley still reeling from lingering impact of Hilary
Jason Allen reports from Cathedral City the day after a powerful tropical storm swept through the area, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Residents are left to deal with severe flooding, cars stuck in deep mud and limited access to roadways.
Did Tropical Storm Hilary have an impact on California's water supply?
Tropical Storm Hilary swept over California on Sunday, bringing a massive amount of precipitation along with during what is normally the driest time of the year. But, did it have a substantial impact on the state's water supply?
KCAL takes a look here:
Flooding, muds making things difficult for Palm Springs residents
Hilary's impact lingers throughout SoCal
Tropical Storm Hilary's impact lingers throughout Southern California on Monday.
The powerful weather event brought heavy rain to the area, forcing trash to flow down local streams and rivers, as evidenced by the massive buildup of debris littering the Los Angeles River.
Palm Springs cut off by tropical storm; recovery efforts underway
Residents in the Coachella Valley are trying to recover after Tropical Storm Hilary caused severe flooding in the region on Sunday, blocking them off from leaving the impacted area.
SkyCal flew over ongoing efforts on Monday, with front loaders and tractors working to clear vehicles trapped in deep mud from all over the region, which includes Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio and Cathedral City.
A major portion of the I-10 Freeway was blocked by mudflows, forcing local law enforcement to escort droves of vehicles to and from the area early Monday afternoon.
For more on the lingering effects of the powerful storm on Southern California:
PHOTOS: Aftermath of Tropical Storm Hilary in Southern California
Tropical Storm Hilary brought historic rain to Southern California causing several communities to deal with debris and mudflows in their neighborhoods.
The storm also flooded roads and caused many drivers to get stranded while others woke up to giants trees on top of their cars.
To see more photos of the aftermath from the storm,
Did we have a "hurriquake"?
The term, which quickly became part of the lexicon here in California, may be cute... but according to Webster's, isn't a real word. (we're still going to use it, though!)
All state beaches in Orange County are closed on Monday
All state beaches in Orange County will be closed on Monday following Tropical Storm Hilary.
Some of those beaches include Huntington State Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, Doheny State Beach, San Clemente State Beach and San Snofre State Beach.
Los Angeles County beaches are open, but LA County official are advising people to stay out of the water until Thursday.
San Fernando experiencing large power outage
San Fernando officials say that "entire city" is currently experiencing a power outage.
Southern California Edison crews are on the scene working to restore power.
Traffic signals are affected, and motorists are being reminded to stop at all intersections that do not have working signals.
Los Angeles Angels game against the Cincinnati Reds postponed
Los Angeles Angels game against the Cincinnati Reds has been postponed due "the effects from yesterday's storm," according to the team.
The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday as part of a doubleheader.
All tickets for Monday's game will be honored for the second game of the Wednesday doubleheader, with first pitch set for 6:38 p.m.
Road closures in LA County due to flooding after Tropical Storm Hilary
The rain from Tropical Storm Hilary has caused many traffic delays due to flooding and other traffic incidents on our roads in SoCal.
Here is a list of incidents to look out for:
- Highway 101 (Hollywood Freeway) is closed at Universal Center Drive and is backed up to Highland Avenue due to mudslide
- Three lanes closed on the northbound side of the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley due to flooding
- Minor flooding on 210 Freeway near Oak Hill in Duarte, Mel Canyon is also closed in Duarte
- Overturned semi blocking eastbound lanes on the 10 east of Cedar
- The Sepulveda Basin remains flooded on Burbank Boulevard between the 405 Freeway and Hayvenhurst Avenue along with Woodley Avenue between Victory and Burbank boulevards
- Flooding on the westbound 118 Freeway at Tampa Avenue
- Mudslide on the 14 Freeway northbound #2 lane between Avenue P and Avenue N in Palmdale
For the latest traffic conditions in your area, click here.
Dock damage in Long Beach harbor
SKYCal found some storm damage on the south side of the Long Beach Harbor where parts of a dock have been destroyed. It does not appear that the boats have any damage, but there is plenty of runoff and trash in the general area.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy cruiser pulled from South El Monte flood waters
A Los Angeles sheriff's deputy cruiser had to be towed from rising flood waters Monday morning in South El Monte.
It happened in the Whittier Narrows recreation area near Rosemead Blvd.
Watch the full video of the rescue
Tropical Storm Hilary leaves tree damage in LA metro area
Tropical Storm Hilary slammed roadways Sunday night into Monday morning with reports of trapped cars and toppled trees all across the Los Angeles metro area.
In Sun Valley, a large eucalyptus tree fell on multiple cars. Most of the residents were inside sleeping when they heard it slam down inches from their home.
Los Angeles City leaders provide update on tropical storm impacts and earthquake
Mayor Karen Bass held news conference alongside City leaders to provide an update at 8 a.m. Monday regarding Tropical Storm Hilary's impacts along with the city's response to the recent earthquake.
Here are the main points they covered:
- Los Angeles Fire Department reported no significant damage or injuries from the storm or earthquake
- LAFD responded to 1,833 emergency incidents in the city on Sunday
- Many trees in the area have been uprooted and caused damage to some property
- 30 firefighters battled a fire at an auto wrecking yard in Wilmington
- LAPD responded to 96 traffic accidents
- 311 (LA City Information Center) has received over 500 storm related calls
- LAUSD schools will reopen on Tuesday
Rainfall totals in Los Angeles County
Downpours slammed the Southland on Sunday as Tropical Storm Hilary moved through the area and rain totals broke records in many places.
Here is a list of totals from the National Weather Service as of 5 a.m. on Monday:
- Santa Monica: 3.55
- Hollywood Reservoir: 4.90
- Downtown LA: 2.98
- Long Beach: 2.62
- LAX: 2.51
For the complete list of rain totals in the area,
Flash Flood Warning extended until 8 a.m. for Los Angeles County
The Tropical Storm Warning from Hurricane Hilary has been canceled Monday, but rain will continue to fall throughout the morning.
A Flash Flood Warning will be in effect until 8 a.m. for Los Angeles County.
The National Weather Service is reporting virtually all daily rainfall records have been broken thus far.
As of 3 a.m., there was 7.04 inches of rain reported in Lewis Ranch, 6.98 inches reported in Lake Palmdale, 4.26 inches reported at UCLA, and 3.29 inches reported in downtown L.A.
Hilary: Powerful storm still lingering over SoCal; several regions getting rain
The effects of Tropical Storm Hilary continued early Monday morning, with the powerful storm still lingering over Southern California in the early hours.
Alissa Carlson takes us on an hour-by-hour guide through what people can expect as the storm continues to move north, and how it could affect your morning commute.
Massive mudflow blocks miles of road in Yucaipa
A massive mudflow, part of which was caught on camera, created a miles-long road blockage in Yucaipa, even trapping some residents inside of their homes late Sunday evening.
Crews are working hard to clear the blockage, but there was no timetable for when they predicted they'd be done removing the miles of debris.
Palm Springs battered by Hilary; heavy flooding in some areas
Jason Allen reports from Palm Springs, one of the areas hit hardest by Tropical Storm Hilary on Sunday. Considerable flooding, mudflows and road closures galore created an unfamiliar situation for many residents of the normally arid climate.
The nearby and iconic golf club, Indian Wells Golf Resort, was among the many locations to experience flooding, with a large pool of water seen flowing down one of the course's holes.
Fire crews busy with water rescues, pulling cars out of rushing waters
Fire crews all over Southern California were busy Sunday, making swift water rescues and even pulling cars out of rushing water that were swept away by the strong currents.
Not done yet: Tropical Storm Hilary could bring more rain to Orange County
Despite Tropical Storm Hilary's continued northward movements on Sunday, KCAL News meteorologists have tracked the remaining legs of the storm, with some indications pointing towards Orange County coastal communities getting hit with another round of rain.
Thousands still affected by power outages; 911 lines down in Palm Springs
Thousands of people across Southern California remain without power due to Tropical Storm Hilary, which not only brought heavy rain to the area, but high-powered winds.
The Palm Springs community, which was one of the regions hardest hit by the storm, remains without connection to emergency services after 911 power lines lost power.
Santa Clarita Valley sees record amounts of rainfall
Tropical Storm Hilary brought record-breaking rainfall numbers to the Southland over the weekend, with some parts of Santa Clarita Valley were doused with rain on Sunday, creating a bevy of traffic issues for many in the area. Joy Benedict takes a look at the impacts of the powerful storm.
Tropical Storm Hilary: What comes next?
Tropical Storm Hilary is still on the move, heading north through Southern California overnight. Olga Ospina and Evelyn Taft give us a detailed walkthrough of what comes next, and what we should expect.
Shelter In Place order issued to residents of Forest Falls, Oak Glen Road
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has issued a Shelter In Place order for residents in Forest Falls and parts of Oak Glen.
"Due to the current rain, there is mud and debris blocking the roadway. A SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER is now in effect for the community of Forest Falls, and residents on Oak Glen Road, from Casa Blanca Street to Harris Road."
Torrential rain creates a massive river of mud and debris in Wrightwood
The rain inundated Wrightwood creating a massive mud and debris flow in the area.
LA community colleges to close campuses Monday
The Los Angeles Community Colleges District has urged all of its schools to close campuses on Monday.
"The safety and well-being of everyone in the District is our priority," said Dr. Francisco C. Rodriguez, Chancellor of LACCD. "I am confident that by prioritizing safety and flexibility, we can continue to uphold our standards of excellence and service for students and our community, even in challenging situations.
For a list of school closures,
NWS reports record rainfall totals throughout Southern California
Tropical Storm Hilary has brought record rainfall totals for much of Southern California.
Here are today's totals compared to the previous records for August 20th, according to the National Weather Service:
- Downtown Los Angeles has seen 1.53 inches of rain as of 6:45 p.m. Its previous record of .03 inch was set in 1906.
- LAX has seen an estimated 1.28 inches of rain, shattering its record set over two decades ago.
- Long Beach Airport saw 1.56 inches of rain. Its previous record was set in 2002 was only a trace set amount.
- Today, 1.61 inches of rain fell on Burbank's Bob Hope Airport — shattering its previous record of .01 inch set in 1983.
- Lancaster recorded a whopping 2.62 inches of rain so far. Its previous record of 1.80 inches was set on Aug 16, 1983. This is the first time rainfall has been observed on Aug. 20 since officials started recording it in 1945.
Downed power lines close all lanes of I-15 in Barstow
A downed power line, caused by a reported lightning strike, has closed all lanes of I-15 in Barstow as powerful waves of Tropical Storm Hilary sweep through the high desert area.
Flooding causes closure of I-10, SR-57 interchange
The transition between I-10 and SR-57 has been shut down due to flooding, according to a SigAlert from California Highway Patrol.
Tropical Storm Hilary hits Palm Springs, floods roads in Thousand Palms
Tropical Storm Hilary has pounded Palm Springs as it makes its way toward more parts of the Inland Empire.
The rainfall has caused heavy flooding in the Palm Desert, specifically in Thousand Palms.
intense winds were also expected to hit the region. Prior to reaching Palm Springs, Hilary was dishing out max sustained winds at around 50 mph.
Fontana Unified School District cancels classes "due to severe weather conditions"
Fontana Unified School District is the latest district to cancel classes on Monday, citing "severe weather conditions" caused by Tropical Storm Hilary.
However, the district office will remain open and maintenance teams will continue to work to ensure that campuses are safe and ready for students' return on Tuesday.
Pasadena City College closes campuses on Monday
Pasadena City College is the latest educational facility to close all campuses on Monday out of an extreme abundance of caution due to Tropical Storm Hilary, with peak activity expected to occur during overnight hours.
"All college events & gatherings scheduled for Mon. are canceled," said a tweet from PCC.
Life-threatening flooding in parts of Ventura County
There is life-threatening flooding in Ventura County, according to the National Weather Service.
The office said the "dangerous flooding" is in the area between Point Dume, Point Mugu, Camarillo, Westlake Village, Somis and Spanish Hills.
In a later tweet, the NWS said there are cars stuck in flooded roads of Spanish Hills with local fire agencies conducting swift water rescues.
DoorDash suspends operations due to storm
Popular food delivery system, DoorDash, has temporarily suspended all operations in Los Angeles County due to the powerful winter storm.
The company opted to activate their "Severe Weather Protocol" as a precautionary measure as Tropical Storm Hilary's center begins to move through Southern California, expected to bring heavy rain and potential flash flooding.
All operations will be suspended until 11 a.m. Monday evening, at which point drivers will be able to resume their deliveries. DoorDash noted that the decision is subject to change pending evolving weather conditions.
"This significant tropical storm has brought several inches of rain and flash floods across Southern California," said DoorDash spokesperson Jenn Rosenberg. "To keep our community safe, DoorDash is activating its Severe Weather Protocol and temporarily suspending our operations in parts of Southern California."
DoorDash has already opted to suspend operations in dozens of other locations due to the storm, including San Diego County, Palm Springs, Indio, the Imperial Valley, Barstow, Julian and Newberry Springs.
"We want to thank the affected Dashers, merchants and customers for their understanding during these incredibly difficult weather conditions and look forward to resuming operations when it is safe to do so."
Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the region affected by DoorDash's temporary suspension of operations.
William S. Hart Union School District closes campuses
Due to the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Hilary, the Williams S. Hart Union School District has followed suit with many other local districts in the area, opting to cancel classes on Monday.
"With the heart of the storm still on its way, it is not possible for us to know with certainty whether we will be dealing with significant storm related issues tomorrow morning," said a statement from Superintendent Mike Muhlman.
Pasadena Unified School District cancels classes on Monday
Pasadena Unified School District has canceled classes on Monday.
"We want everyone to stay safe and avoid any unnecessary travel or exposure to dangerous road conditions. Some employees must report to their work sites at 10 a.m.," the district tweeted.
For a list of closures across Southern California,
Part of Santa Clarita road collapses into storm water
The City of Santa Clarita is asking travelers to avoid a part of Sand Canyon Road after parts of it collapsed.
According to the city, the road damage is on the northbound side of Sand Canyon Road near Soledad Canyon Road.
Officials have also shutdown one lane on the westbound side of Soledad Canyon Road between Oaks Springs Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road for debris removal.
Rialto Unified cancels classes on Monday
The Rialto Unified School District has canceled classes on Monday because of the looming effects of Tropical Storm Hilary.
"Due to the severe weather conditions later this evening, into tomorrow, the Rialto USD will be closing schools and all support sites tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2023," the district tweeted. "This decision was made for the safety and well-being of our students and staff. On behalf of the RUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Cuauhtémoc Avila, we hope that our families and staff remain safe during the severity of Hurricane Hilary. Thank you and good evening."
President Biden issues statement on Tropical Storm Hilary
President Joe Biden released a statement regarding Tropical Storm Hilary and the federal response dispatched to the area due to the potential impacts dealt by the powerful weather event.
"As soon as Tropical Storm Hilary's path became clear, my Administration took immediate action to prepare. At my direction, FEMA deployed to California federal personnel and supplies that can be surged to impacted communities. The U.S. Coast Guard pre-positioned aircraft to allow for rapid response and search-and-rescue efforts. My Administration also deployed federal personnel to Nevada to ensure the state has additional support, and we will continue to coordinate with California, Nevada, and Arizona on any resources they might need.
This afternoon I spoke to California Governor Gavin Newsom about the emergency preparedness measures in place, and the initial response to Tropical Storm Hilary. I continue to be briefed on our preparedness efforts, and the storm's potential impact - including flooding. My Administration stands ready to provide additional assistance as requested. I urge people to take this storm seriously, and listen to state and local officials.
We are also closely monitoring the earthquake that occurred in Southern California, and any resulting impacts."
Bass and Newsom hold press conference to deliver updates on Tropical Storm Hilary
Mayor Karen Bass, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other local official deliver the latest updates for Tropical Storm Hilary.
Live Interactive Radar
You can track the storm anytime using our Interactive radar, above. For a wider version, go to our weather page where you will also find the latest forecast In your area plus weather videos.
Swift water rescue teams on standby
With so much rain battering Southern California, various fire departments have prepositioned swift water rescue teams ahead of the worst of Tropical Storm Hilary. Mike Rogers walks us through the process, and what those teams have been up to so far.
List of emergency shelters in Southern California
We are compiling a list of emergency shelters activated for Tropical Storm Hilary.
Reports of minor damage from Ojai after 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits
Ross Palombo reports from Ojai, where he speaks with the owner of a local wine shop who had thousands of dollars of reserve merchandise shatter as a result of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the area early Sunday afternoon.
LAUSD cancels classes on Monday due to storm
Los Angeles Unified School District has canceled classes on Monday due to the possible impacts still being dealt by Tropical Storm Hilary, which is currently sweeping through Southern California.
"We make these decision after going through a significant number of considerations," Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said during a press conference on Sunday. "Tomorrow there will be no schools active across Los Angeles Unified, all before and after programming ... everything will be shut down."
School is expected to resume as normal on Tuesday morning, but is subject to change.
For more information:
Southwest, Frontier flights suspended at Ontario Airport
Two airliners have suspended all flights at Ontario Airport on Sunday and Monday. The suspensions from Southwest will last from 12 p.m. Sunday through 10:30 a.m. Monday. Frontier has stopped all flights for the remainder of Sunday and all of Monday.
For more information on flights and transportation,
Cal State LA cancels classes on Monday
California State University, Los Angeles has canceled classes on Monday.
"Out of an abundance of caution, Cal State LA is making important scheduling changes for Monday due to Tropical Storm Hilary. Classes will be canceled and faculty and staff should plan to work from home. Check campus email for full details," officials tweeted.
For more information on school closures, as well as other local attractions
Hilary isn't keeping some from visiting Disneyland
Come rain, or come shine, patrons grabbed their rain gear and headed to the "happiest place on Earth" Sunday, taking advantage of ride wait times as low as five minutes! For more information, click.
As Tropical Storm Hilary takes aim, the LA River's water levels rise near the CBS Broadcast Center
Hilary anticipated to bring between 6- to 10- inches of rain in the mountains
A list of evacuation orders and warnings for Southern California
We have an updating list of evacuation orders and warnings for Southern California as Tropical Storm Hilary arrives in the area.
KCAL News will update this list of evacuation orders and warnings as soon
Alert urges residents to avoid water contact at LA County beaches
Beach-goers in Los Angeles County are being urged to avoid water contact for at least 72 hours after Tropical Storm Hilary. For more information on areas under this advisory, visit:
Flash Flood Warning: LA and Ventura Counties
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
The warning applies to Southern Los Angeles County and Southeastern Ventura County.
LA County areas affected:
- Long Beach
- Beverly Hills
- Universal City
- Downtown Los Angeles
- Griffith Park
- Culver City
- North Hollywood
- Santa Monica
- Van Nuys
- Manhattan Beach
- Hermosa Beach
Ventura Cunty areas affected:
- Thousand Oaks
- Simi Valley
Big Bear bracing for 5- to 7- inches of rain
Hilary Makes Landfall
LAUSD to announce at 4 p.m. Sunday if classes will resume Monday
A flood advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for LA County
Evacuation warnings, orders in effect as Tropical Storm Hilary advances
The entire island of Catalina is under an evacuation warning; all 4,200 residents are asked to voluntarily leave the island. It is among several communities that are either under evacuation orders or evacuation warnings.
When is the heaviest rain expected to fall?
Hilary impacting classes Monday
- Bear Valley Unified School District Schools: Schools closed Monday.
"Stay safe, stay home, and stay informed", says Bass
Mayor Bass says a lot of work has been done to prepare ahead of Tropical Storm Hilary. Bass says there are a few critical areas of focus, including protecting the life and property of Angelenos.
Emergency shelters open in LA County
Hope the Mission is opening emergency shelters throughout Los Angeles County to provide temporary refuge, offering protection from the storm's impact and access to basic necessities such as food, water, and shelter from the storm, including at North Hollywood RC, 11430 Chandler Blvd, 91601 Parks and Recreation Centers; and Lake View Terrace, 11075 Foothill Blvd LA 91342 Parks and Recreation Centers.
Cajon Pass anticipated to be hardest hit
Forecasters say areas within 20 miles of Cajon Pass to be the wettest, with upwards of 10 inches of rain by Monday morning.
Residents north of Banning advised to leave
The area north of Banning is now under an evacuation order, upgraded from a warning. Residents advised to leave due to advancing storm.
Hilary spurs theme park closures
The advancing storm is causing multiple theme parks to close, including Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor and Knott's Berry Farm, including Soak City and the California Marketplace.
Evacuation warnings issued for Riverside County
Officials have issued evacuation warnings for Beaumont, Banning and Hemet; residents asked to voluntarily leave ahead of storm.
Pacific Surfliner cancelations
Pacific Surfliner has canceled several trains today, due to Hilary:
- Train 562
- Train 573
- Train 580
- Train 591
Trains 794 & 761 are canceled between LA and San Diego through Monday.
Get the latest info: http://pac.surf/trackadvisories
Power outages reported in the Inland Empire
Several power outages have been reported in the Inland Empire, including in Moreno Valley and southern Hemet. There are also outages in southern Temecula. No power problems have been reported in the LA-area.
KCAL News is live
Watch full coverage as Hilary begins to bring rain across Southern California. We will be live:
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How much rain can SoCal expect?
You've been hearing about it all weekend, Hurricane Hilary is predicted to bring "historic" levels of rain and could cause "catastrophic flooding." But, just how much rain is actually heading towards Southern California? Markina Brown gives you the latest on predicted precipitation totals with the tropical storm quickly moving in. Spoiler Alert: It's a lot!
Additional cancelations, closures announced with Hilary looming
More Los Angeles area events have been canceled due to Hurricane Hilary.
Take a look at closures and cancelations that may affect your weekend plans here:
What happens when the tropical storm makes landfall?
With just hours until Hurricane Hilary is expected to make it's way into Southern California, Markina Brown walks us through the timeline for the powerful tropical storm, what to expect and when weather will return to normal.
When will the heaviest rain hit your city?
Watch as Markina Brown breaks it down hour-by-hour and shows you exactly what to expect as Hilary makes its way across Southern California.
Disneyland parks to close early on Sunday due to storm
Both Disneyland theme parks in Southern California will close early on Sunday as Hurricane Hilary moves closer to Southern California.
The storm, which is currently a category 1 hurricane, is expected weaken into a tropical storm, but will still bring high-powered winds and severe rainfall to the area in what would be the first landfall of a tropical storm in the region since the 1930s.
As a result, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are closing an hour earlier than they normally would.
For more information: