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Tropical storm Hilary batters California, KJRI-LA confirms no Indonesian casualty

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Jakarta, IO – The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles (KJRI-LA) confirmed that no Indonesian citizens were affected by tropical storm Hilary which lashed California, US.

Consul General Dewi Ratna Asih said that activities in Los Angeles have now returned to normal. “So far there have been no reports of Indonesian citizens or diaspora becoming victims of Hilary yesterday,” said Dewi, per CNNIndonesia, Tuesday (22/8).

Nevertheless, Dewi said the local government still issued warnings for residents to be careful when carrying out activities at a number of locations such as Palm Springs, Coachella Valley, and Cathedral City.

Tropical Storm Hilary hit Southern California on Sunday (20/8). The storm, which was accompanied by heavy rains, triggered floods and landslides in several locations, forcing the local government to close roads and schools.

Read: BNPB To Conduct Weather Modification To Cleanse Jakarta’s Toxic Air

One of the worst affected areas was Cathedral City where houses were inundated. In response, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in most of the southern region of the state.

Newsom stated his administration has opened five shelters and deployed more than 7,500 personnel to deal with the potentially life-threatening storm. (un)

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