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December 29th, 2015 at 10:00 am

prepare your home for El Nino

Over the past few months, Southern California residents have heard a lot about El Niño. Do you know what it is and how to prepare for its potential effects on your home?

El Niño occurs when the waters in the Pacific Ocean become unusually warm. Typically, this happens during the winter season, and it has a substantial effect on weather patterns. In Southern California, that can mean a wetter winter. In the past, our region has experienced torrential downpours and mudslides as a result of El Niño. However, it’s important to remember that no two El Niño events are the same, and how we will be impacted cannot fully be determined.

But, you can still prepare your home! The time to start is now. To help you get your home ready for the coming rain, we’ve put together this 12-step checklist. Download a copy, print it, and get to work protecting your home!

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