‘Hilary’ arrives, California declares a state of emergency


By John

Hurricane Hilary is expected to make landfall in Southern California today and flooding, high winds and heavy downpours are expected as residents have already evacuated the parks and the beaches are closed. According to reports from CNN, the governor Gavin Newsom has already proclaimed a state of emergency for a large swath of Southern California. Hilary is now a Category 1 storm with winds blowing 85 miles per hour as it heads north-northwest, according to the National Hurricane Center. At 2 am local time (6 am in Italy), he was approximately 385 miles south of San Diego. The hurricane is expected to weaken further to become a tropical storm before it reaches the U.S. coast, but will likely strike again in the Southwest, with “catastrophic and dangerous” flooding, according to the hurricane center. The worst is expected from Sunday to Monday.