The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an El Nino Advisory, stating that the El Nino conditions are expected to strengthen and last in the Northern Hemisphere throughout the winter of 2009-2010.
For those of us in Southern California, North Coastal San Diego County in particular, that means way more rain than we’re used to. There’s no doubt we need it after so many years of water shortages, but the torrential downpours can cause problems.
- Make sure all your drains and gutters are cleared of debris and are functioning properly before the rain hits.
- If your home doesn’t have gutters, you may consider having them installed.
- Visually inspect nearby storm drains before the storm season and after every rain.
- If drain are obstructed, notify your local Dept of Public Works
Stay dry and enjoy the show!