The current El Niño condition has the potential to bring unusually high amounts of rain to California in 2016. Schools can help reduce the risk of flooding at their facilities by:
- Trimming and/or removing trees and superfluous shrubbery
- Clearing storm drains and catch basins
- Clearing roofs, roof drains and gutters
The below resources provide useful information on preparing for El Niño rains and responding to flood-related incidents. We have also created a sample news release that may be used to announce weather-related school closures.