San Anselmo Flood December 31, 2005
After four years of drought, Californians could soon be contending with a wet winter as one of the strongest El Niños on record is brewing in the Pacific Ocean.
Here are five tips for preparing for the possibility of a season of heavy storms:
2) Have roof repairs made and other leaks fixed before it starts to rain.
4) Consider flood insurance. Homeowners policies typically do not cover flood damage. Most flood policies require a 30-day waiting period.
5) In case of flooding, mudslides or other storm-related natural disasters, have an emergency plan in place for your family, and a dry place for storm supplies.
Source: San Jose Mercury News, Bruce Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org