Drone Video Captures Devastating Flooding in Palm Springs, California

A new drone video has captured the devastating effects of the catastrophic flooding in Palm Springs, California, caused by Tropical Storm Hilary. The video shows flooded roads, stuck cars, and fierce winds, giving a glimpse into the destruction caused by the storm.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Hilary continue to impact California and Nevada, but the heavy rain and strong winds are expected to subside as the storm moves northward and eventually crosses into Idaho. The video shows raging floodwaters rushing out of riverbanks, covering roads, and causing havoc throughout the city. The storm’s powerful winds can be seen battering an American flag and swaying palm trees.

In addition to the flooding, the video also captures the aftermath of the storm. Cars are abandoned in the streets, some being towed from water-covered roadways. Trees brought down by the strong winds obstruct the streets, and part of a roadway is washed away due to the flooding.

The severity of the flooding prompted city officials to declare a local state of emergency. Flooding along Interstate 10 and various local roadways contributed to this declaration. There have been reports of at least two water rescues, and officials have urged residents to stay off the roads until the water recedes.

The storm’s impacts extended beyond California, with states of emergency also declared in Nevada. FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell offered assistance to both California Governor Gavin Newsom and Nevada Governor Joseph Lombardo ahead of the storm.

While Hilary claimed at least one life in Mexico, no deaths have been reported in the United States so far. However, the destruction caused by the flooding serves as a stark reminder of the power and devastation that tropical storms can bring.

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– Title: Drone video shows how devastating the flooding has been in Palm Springs, California, after Tropical Storm Hilary brought torrential rain to the region on Sunday, August 20, 2023
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