Storm Hilary Causes Flooding in Palm Springs, California

Tropical Storm Hilary has caused severe flooding in the desert town of Palm Springs, California, cutting off the town from the rest of the state. With major roads closed due to the 8cm of rainfall, residents are stranded and unable to leave or enter the town. Rescuers have been called to save people from swollen rivers, and emergency 911 lines are down. The storm, which made landfall in Mexico before crossing the border into the US, is now heading towards Nevada, where officials are preparing for heavy rainfall. Several other Californian cities also experienced record-breaking rainfall and flash flooding, causing power outages and school closures. The storm is a stark reminder of the recent abnormal weather events that have been attributed to human-caused climate change. It is crucial for residents in affected areas to stay safe and heed warnings from local authorities.