Drought-plagued California readies for El Nino storms

Amy Taxin
Associated Press

Santa Ana, Calif. — While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins and urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies.

Roofers, on the other hand, are reveling in the uptick in business as homeowners ready for the prospect of downpours after four years of dry weather.

Californians are used to preparing for natural disasters ranging from wildfires to earthquakes to floods. Often, residents must be ready for more than one potential calamity at a time.

Right now, firefighters are battling blazes during wildfire season but also getting ready for the prospect of wet winter months ahead.