According to the National Weather Service, there is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter. Separate fact from fiction on what this means for Southern California with this NWS presentation, which explains the science behind El Niño.
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a heat alert for the East San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley from Tuesday, August 25 through Thursday, August 27. Precautions should be taken, especially by individuals who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children, and those sensitive to the heat.
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211 LA County Services
Residents, business owners and persons with access or functional needs may also call 2-1-1 for LA County information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County Services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.
In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Find out more about the NFIP and how it can help you protect yourself.