VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): California residents have heard rumors of the upcoming El Nino storms, but most are left to wonder if High Desert cities prepared. Long-time drought conditions, especially in the dry desert areas leave the grounds less able to absorb heavy rainfalls which can lead to flooding.
On Wednesday, October 28th the city of Victorville will be hosting an El Niño Public Information Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Victorville City Hall located at 14343 Civic Drive. The city is strongly encouraging the public to attend to be informed of ways to prepare. The first 50 attendees will receive a personal disaster kit from California Volunteers.
The National Weather Service and the federal Climate Prediction Center estimate a 95% chance that El Nino will continue through the winter and weaken in the spring.
SBCoFire Office of Emergency Services, the National Weather Service, San Bernardino County Public Works, and the State Department of Water Resources will update you on the latest El Niño forecast and how local government is preparing. They will also provide flood preparation materials for residents.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Emergency Services at (909) 356-3998. To learn more about flood preparation, visit www.sbcfire.org