By Kelly Hubbard
WEROC Program Manager
You can't miss the news that El Nino has arrived in Southern California and it has the potential to be a "Godzilla" of a storm!
Luckily, even though California is already in an El Nino weather pattern, the majority of rain is expected to occur in January and February, giving water utilities and individuals time to prepare for the coming rains.
Water utilities should consider a multi-step process for preparation that includes:
1. Identifying their risk;
2. Reaching out to coordinating partner agencies;
3. Determining and implementing mitigation and prevention actions;
4. Preparing staff for their own safety and roles as emergency responders.