Assembly Majority Floor Leader Chris Holden Urges Constituents to Prepare for El Nino and Take Advantage of Local Resources

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sacramento, CA – As the season's downpour begins from the effects of a strong El Nino, Assembly Majority Floor Leader Chris Holden urges constituents to educate themselves about the resources available, and to do their part to keep their family, community, and property safe.

"From flooding to mudslides, the strong El Nino conditions now in effect have the potential to cause serious damage and harm to my district and the residents living here," said Assembly Majority Floor Leader Chris Holden.  "Cities and counties in Southern California are doing a phenomenal job preparing for El Nino by clearing sewage drains and providing free sand bags, but residents need to take the time to educate themselves on what they can do to stay safe and to protect their homes"

Links to local, detailed information for cities and counties represented in the 41st Assembly District can be found on Assembly Member Holden's website at http://asmdc.org/members/a41/other-resources/el-nino-storm-preparation. Information provided by local cities includes long term preparedness tips, where to pick up free sand bags, and apps available to connect residents with city utility companies.

"We can significantly mitigate any damage or harm from El Nino if everyone does their part," said Holden. "I encourage everyone to create an emergency kit for their home, clear out drains and gutters, collect sand bags if needed, and to pay close attention to the weather and road conditions."