Oh No El-Nino:
Keeping the Roof Over Your Head
In the 1997-98 season California famously suffered El-Nino-induced flooding and mudslides. That winter "gave Southern California double its annual rainfall and dumped double the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada." The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asserts that this outcome is consistent with the weather front, writing that "a strong El Nino increase[s] the chance of more precipitation overall during the winter, and also brings the potential for extreme rainfall."
- Depressions, especially those filled with standing water
- Unsecured and unsealed openings such as piping, skylights, and vents
- Cracks, tears, and blisters
- Loose or inappropriate flashings
- Debris, especially in your gutters and drains