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Tropical storm Hilary has caused major havoc in the state of California. The state’s desert town of Palm Springs has been cut off. With emergency 911 lines cut off, locals were being directed to a non-emergency number.

Due to the flooding, the major roads in and out of Palm Springs were closed. The storm is now heading to the state of Nevada where officials are preparing to combat the heavy rainfall expected.

So far, no deaths have been reported in the United States, but a man has died in Mexico on Sunday after record rainfall hit the area.

By Monday morning local time, about 50,000 people in the state of California were without power.

BBC reports that Hilary is set to weaken as it moves north, but officials are still warning the storm could bring rare flash flooding to the Mojave Desert in Nevada. Parts of Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Washing are also under flood watches.

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