So. Cal: Palm Springs Hit by Severe Flooding Due to Tropical Storm Hilary, Cars Submerged in Water [VIDEO]

by J Pelkey
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On Sunday, Tropical Storm Hilary reached the shores of Southern California, bringing torrential rainfall and peak winds of 65 mph.

Hilary caused massive flooding in Palm Springs and the nearby vicinity of Coachella Valley.

Palm Springs encountered record levels of rainfall.

Roads transformed into rivers and numerous vehicles became submerged.

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KABC reported:

Southern California desert communities experienced heavy rain and street flooding as Tropical Storm Hilary moved over the region Sunday.

Dozens of cars were trapped in floodwaters in Palm Springs and surrounding desert communities across the Coachella Valley.

Crews pumped floodwaters out from Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. The hospital later said the situation had been resolved and care areas for patients were not affected.

In Palm Springs, a local state of emergency was declared due “unprecedented rainfall and flooding of local roadways and at least one swift water rescue,” according to officials.

“Palm Springs police and fire continue to urge residents to stay home and avoid driving during these dangerous conditions,” a statement from the city said.

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