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what is el nino?

El Niño as a physical occurrence is a proven fact. The way it works is a theory (actually several different theories). El Niño is as real as other weather phenomena: thunderstorms, for instance.  Read more.

El Nino Outlook 2015-2016
Eric Boldt
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard

 

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COUNTY RESOURCES
Los Angeles County

STATE RESOURCES
Cal OES
California Coast Commission

NATIONAL RESOURCES
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

 
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HOW TO PREPARE

Get educated
Plan ahead
Emergency kits
Go-kits
Generators
Report small problems so they don't turn into big problems
FEMA is recommending purchasing
flood insurance

 

 
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Safety Tips
Monitor radio, TV and social media closely for information about weather conditions
Be prepared to leave if an evacuation is ordered
Stay out of flood channels
Never drive through flooding areas, even 1 foot of water is a risk Call 911 immediately to report downed power lines-never touch them
Be aware of large overgrown trees, tilted signs, telephone poles, etc. that could become a hazard
Be alert when driving
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Vehicle Prep
AAA.com: Prepare Your Car Now For El Niño Rainy Season

Edmonds.com: Tips for Safely Driving in the Rain

 

 
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