Tropical Storm Hilary Slams Inland Areas

Tropical Storm Hilary packed a punch as promised, dumping several inches of rain across the Inland Empire. The storm brought gusty winds and street flooding to several cities.

The mountains suffered the most damage from Tropical Storm Hilary. Around 6pm, a wall of mud came flowing down in Oak Glen right through Potato Canyon. The area was already under an evacuation order and flash flood warning. The 2020 El Dorado fire burned the hillsides in the area and it has been a struggle to keep mud from flowing across the roads ever since.

Several people became stuck when debris and water flows washed out the road. A mudslide also cut off access to nearby Forest Falls. Last year mudslides buried houses and killed one person. Rain is expected to continue before tapering off Monday afternoon.