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Storm Preparedness

In recent years, storms in California have become more intense and longer lasting.  Flash floods, mudslides, high coastal surf, stream and creek flooding, snowstorms and avalanches have ALL occurred in the state - claiming lives and damaging property.The New Year's Day Flood of 1997 caused eight deaths and nearly $2 billion in damages in Northern California.The flooding damaged an estimated 24,000 primary residences and forced approximately 120,000 people to evacuate.  Damage to residences alone has been estimated at $300 million.Sadly, only 6% of the impacted residences were covered by flood insurance.

Although most of the impacts of the flooding occurred in Northern California, residents of Southern California aren't immune.Storms similar to what the Southland experienced in 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996 could cause flash floods, damage the drinking water supply, create power outages, damage property and claim lives.

Sit down with your family and discuss the following tips, which you may one day need should Arcadia be hit with a severe storm.

Before The Storm

When You Receive Storm Warning

During The Storm

After The Storm

Published: July 27, 2021