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Preparing for extreme weather and long-term drought

By UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability


By Karen A. Lefkowitz

Are you ready for extreme weather? Last week was National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Here in Los Angeles, it was calm after a series of storms that brought much needed rain in the middle of a drought, but also flash floods, mudslides, power failures, debris flows, and high wind to California.

Storm preparedness starts with monitoring conditions and creating an emergency supply kit for the home and workplace. Check the forecast by following the National …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green