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Hurricane Hilary and California

We commonly discuss the Atlantic Hurricane Season on the east coast, but that does not mean the west coast does not see any storms. In fact, this year of 2023, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued its very first ever tropical storm warning to California with Hurricane Hilary. In this article, we will discuss Hurricane Hilary and its significance.

The fourth major hurricane of the 2023 Pacific Hurricane Season, Hilary became a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 mph on August 18th. It made landfall as a tropical storm in the state of Baja California in Mexico on August 20th. It would then continue north towards California as it formed into a cyclone, making it the first tropical storm to enter California since 1997.

During this period, the NHC was concerned of major flooding, and issued its very first warning for South California, starting at the northern part of Los Angelese south to the US-Mexico border. The region was placed under a high risk for flash flooding as the storm continued. In the end, while many parts of Mexico and Southern California were flooded, it had not been as severe as anticipated.

We hope you found this information about Hurricane Hilary and its impact on the west coast to be insightful on what storms look like beyond the Atlantic. At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling. With over four decades of experience, our experts are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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