Each year, severe storms can cause flash floods, contaminate the drinking water supply, disrupt electrical service, and damage homes and contents. They also can strand individuals playing near or crossing streams, rivers, flood control channels, and intersections.
Before a Flood Warning or Watch
Be prepared to respond to flooding by taking the following actions before the rains and flooding begin:
Thousands of earthquakes occur in California each year, but most are too small to be felt.
Most only cause moderate damage and injuries in a small area.
Seismologists believe that one or more major earthquakes - Magnitude 7 or larger - is likely to occur somewhere in California anytime within the next 30 years. If these major earthquakes are in populated areas, the losses will be substantial.