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Heavy rains predicted. Are you ready? Tijuana Estuary to play host to El Nino Community Forum on Tuesday November 17th!

Nov 13, 2015 05:46AM ● By Paul Spear
 Heavy rains predicted. Are you ready? The Tijuana Estuary will be host to the El Nino Community Forum and Sea Level Rise Workshop on Tuesday November 17th at 6pm to 8pm.See photos from recent flood!

Heavy rains predicted.  Are you ready?

Emergency Preparedness... El Niño.  These are words we are going to hear a lot more about
  in coming months, especially this coming Tuesday, November 17 at the Tijuana Estuary at our El Niño Community Forum & Sea Level Rise Workshop (from 6 to 8 PM, see event details below).
You have heard a lot about these subjects, and you are going to hear a lot more.  We have no way of knowing whether these prognostications will come true or not... after all, we are dealing with weather people here.  But enough of them are saying the same things, so we need to pay attention.
 The first thing that Imperial Beach residents need to be aware of is that our "beach" is not a "bluff."  It is not even a "Dune."  If the most frightful predictions are correct, homes and businesses along our ocean front could suffer from extreme high tides.  That, combined with some serious rainfall, could lead to flooding and inundation.  What's worse after the flooding, water could be trapped between highlands and the beach... and that describes a great deal of property in Imperial Beach.
Feeling a lot like "Chicken Little," we feel it is necessary to forward some information we have 
 gathered from various sources to help keep your family and property as safe from peril as possible.  Over the next few weeks, we will provide you with information we hope you will not need, but we hope you will recognize the potential value of, and take notice.  Much of it is information that could also be helpful in case of fire, power outage, or other emergencies, so folks... please pay attention.
First, let us take a look at several immediate family concerns.  We will move on to others... but first things first.  As always, additional information is available in complete printed form at the City Manager's office, City Hall.

 Photo Credit: Jeannette Shambaugh - IB Photo Happy

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