Tropical rains leave ‘crippled’ Palm Springs homes and businesses without power
A tropical storm has hit the Palm Springs area, causing power outages and causing widespread flooding in the region.
Residents in Palm Springs, including Palm Springs Police Chief Michael Tresca, were warned to be prepared.
“This is a very serious storm that is impacting the community,” Mr Tresasca said.
“We’re going to have to make sure that we’re prepared for that.”
“The main concern is for the public and the residents in Palm Beach, as well as the city of Palm Springs and the surrounding area,” he said.
Residents are urged to stay indoors until further notice, but should take extra precautions when visiting the area.
The storm is expected to move through southern and eastern Florida on Thursday night and into Friday morning.
It is expected that Tropical Storm Patricia will pass north of Palm Beach and head to the US.
Tropical Storm Patricia is forecast to move north of the US by the end of the day on Thursday, October 30.