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Surviving El Nino

SURVIVING EL NIÑO Weather can't be predicted in full certainty. Nevertheless, it's best to prepare for the worst. A look back to El Niño 1997-1998 El Niño happens every few years. It's the above-average warming of ocean temperatures that can affect weather conditions around the world. In 1997, it wrought havoc in Southern California. Impact was felt until the early months of 1998. February 1998 The most notable month in El Niño 1997-1998. Continuous storms hit Southern California. Los Angeles received almost a year's worth of rain in one month. January 1998 The heavier than usual rainfall December 1997 Over 7 inches of rain fell in parts of Orange County in one day. was expected but not the everyday rainfall. Amount of rainfall 17 were killed. Two of them are college students heading to class who died after a Damaged homes, impassable roads, flooded neighborhoods. The string of storms caused over half a billion dollars damage in California. eucalyptus tree struck into their vehicle. Death toll Damage to properties What reports say about EI Niño 2015-2016 This year's El Niño has been landing headlines since summer. California is among areas said to bear significant impact. El Niño will bring dry California large amounts of rain that are likely to trigger mudslides and serious flooding. "It takes years to get into a drought of this severity, and it will likely take many more big storms, and years, to crawl out of it," said NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti. Dubbed as Monster and Godzilla, this year's El Niño is comparable to that in 1997-1998 and could Authorities are hence advising become the property owners to prepare now. strongest in record. It's going to be HUGE. Expect WET WINTER. Drought ISN'T ending. Getting your property ready for heavy rains For more tips to preparing your landscape for rainstorms, visit 1 Create plans for the entire yard even if you're only renovating a specific area for the meantime, Check down sprouts, rain gutters, and drainage systems to ensure they're ready for the heavy work this rainy season. 4 Consider investing in rain barrels. Store rainwater for later use in your landscape or for cleaning indoors. Look into permeable paving options to reduce water runoff. Work only with licensed contractors and landscape professionals. Sources: PACIFIC PAVINGSTONE custom driveways and patios

Surviving El Nino

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Southern California is among areas predicted to bear significant impact to this year’s El Niño. Check out this infographic for tips to getting your property ready for the heavy rains, brought to yo...




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