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Flood insurance generally covers buildings and the contents inside them, typically up to $250,000 for a residential structure and up to $100,000 for personal belongings.
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El Niño: Insurers Warn Flood Coverage Isn’t Included in Most Homeowners Policies

With more winter rainstorms possibly on the way, homeowners and renters advised to plan ahead for home and business protection

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Noozhawk’s Printable El Niño Disaster Preparedness Resources Guide

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Santa Barbara County Emergency Communicators Get El Niño Weather Briefing

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Ten-year-old Pedro waits for a treat from Santa Barbara Humane Society Volunteer Gretchen Ostergren on Monday inside a play enclosure. Pedro is one of the organization’s adoptable dogs.  On Monday, Humane Society officials talked about measures that can be taken to protect pets during upcoming storms.

El Niño: Humane Society Works to Keep Pets Safe in Case of Emergency


‘Godzilla El Niño’ Expert Bill Patzert Says It’s ‘Great Wet Hope for Drought Relief’


Noozhawk’s El Niño Resources List

A surfer rides the waves at the entrance to Santa Barbara Harbor after a current rainstorm.

El Niño: Santa Barbara County, National Weather Service Offer Real-Time Emergency Information


First Storms of El Niño Season a Timely Reminder to Get Serious About Preparing, Protecting Property

Major street flooding hampered traffic at Cota and Laguna streets in Santa Barbara last week during an El Niño rainstorm.

Forecasts Still Pointing to Heavy El Niño Rainfall This Winter in Santa Barbara County


Montecito Bank & Trust Goes Back to Basics to Prepare Employees for El Niño

Public Safety
Garden Street in Santa Barbara was temporarily closed Jan. 5 after minor flooding during El Niño rains.

Does Driving in the Rain Drive You Crazy? Slow Down for Safety, CHP Says

High tides and heavy surf last week imperiled the Beach House at the Bacara Resort in Goleta. Cement blocks and sandbags have been placed to protect the structure.

Winter Storm Waves Cutting It Close at Beach House at Bacara Resort

Sycamore Creek, like many local waterways, was flowing again Wednesday after recent storms soaked Santa Barbara County. However, officials say much more rain is needed to create runoff into local reservoirs.

Storms Are Welcome But Only a Drop in Drought Bucket