Tuesday Top of the Scroll: Hilary was billed as a monster storm. Why it battered some areas but spared others
As predicted, Tropical Storm Hilary dumped record rain on Southern California and caused significant flooding in inland areas. But it still had some tricks up its sleeves. Hilary — the first tropical storm to hit the region in decades — hit some areas much harder than others. Southern California’s mighty mountains played a role in its path. And because the storm’s entrance into California was so unusual, Hilary acted in ways that tropical storms wouldn’t along the Gulf Coast.
- Los Angeles Times: A rumbling. A groan. A wicked sound. Then a wall of mud and water brings destruction
- Los Angeles Times: Dramatic before-and-after images show flooding, destruction from Hilary
- Los Angeles Times: Stay out of the water - In Hilary’s aftermath, officials warn of unhealthy beach conditions
- Desert Sun: The day after - Coachella Valley begins recovery from Tropical Storm Hilary
- CBS News: Rainfall from Hilary almost met the yearly average for some areas of California
- Newsweek: How Lake Powell water levels changed after Hilary’s rainfall