Preparations for El Niño
El Niño has arrived. What is El Niño? El Niño refers to conditions linked to a warming in sea surface temperatures across the equator. The effects of this include unusual weather patterns such as wetter than normal circumstances and heavy rainfall. Meteorologists have been closely monitoring conditions since early 2015 and are now predicting that this could be one of the strongest storm systems to hit San Diego. Although rain brings relief from the drought, it can also create a dangerous situation for San Diego. Increased rain could mean the possibility of flooding and mudslides. Are you prepared? Below are tips and resources to help prepare in the event of a disaster.
PREPARE YOUR FAMILY AND PROTECT YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS
- Create a opens in a new windowFamily Disaster Plan and Survival Guide.
- Keep yourself and your family safe during a opens in a new window flood watch or warning. Learn what steps to take before, during, and after a flood.
- Visit opens in a new windowFEMA’s Flood Map Service Center to understand your flood risk.
- Prepare your opens in a new windowhome for an emergency.
- Protect your home from flooding. Sandbags are available for residents throughout the county.
- Prevent opens in a new windowerosionopens PDF file on your property.
- Prepare your opens in a new windowbusinessopens PDF file for an emergency.
- Register with opens in a new windowAlertSanDiego to receive emergency notifications via phone, text message, and email.
- Download the opens in a new windowSD Emergency Mobile Appopens IMAGE file to get emergency updates, view emergency maps, and get shelter locations.
- opens in a new windowReady San Diego – A resource for emergency preparedness in San Diego.
- Get emergency news updates from the opens in a new windowCounty of San Diego.
- Get storm and road updates from opens in a new windowSan Diego opens in a new windowCounty Department of Public Works and opens in a new windowCaltransopens WORD file .
- Check opens in a new windowweather reports and outlooks for San Diego.
- View opens in a new window streaming video from cameras to see the current state of water crossings in Spring Valley and two other locations.