Southern California recovers from flooding and mudslides while the North is putting out flames

Digging out mud Jay Jacobson digs out mud from in front of his flooded home. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Getty Images © Provided by Forbes

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • California Digging From Mud Left By Tropical Storm Hilary
  • While northern Californians fight wildfires, southern Californians are recovering—particularly those in the drier parts of the Golden State—after receiving heavy rainfall from their first tropical storm in more than 80 years.
  • Damaged roads and mud-deep vehicles ill Californians after Tropical Storm Hilary and its remnants dropped several inches of rain to areas that are typically dry.
  • The damage across southern California after the storm’s passage has caused road closures and power outages and pushed community clean-up efforts.
  • Riverside County—where Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs are located—saw about 1.5 inches of rain recently, causing I-10 freeway flooding and excessive damage that prompted the county’s chief executive to proclaim a local emergency.
  • Palm Springs International Airport recorded 3.23 inches of rain in flooding unseen in the area since 2019, the National Weather Service says.

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