El Niño is a natural phenomenon that occurs whenever temperatures in the Pacific Ocean fluctuate and are brought inland. In California, El Niño translates to a cycle that shifts between strong heat and heavy rain that can also trigger mudslides in the southern parts of the state. The last time this phenomenon occurred was in 2009-2010. As El Niño is expected to recur every four to seven years, it would not be surprising if it happens again this year. In fact, the rain and hailstorms in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties this month could actually be telltale signs of its coming.
El Niño or not, though, the services of reliable restoration companies for water damage in Sierra Madre and other places remain important all year-round. Los Angeles County being located in an Alluvial Fan Floodplain means that even a relatively mild shower can potentially bring floods to homes and establishments everywhere. That’s not even taking the snow, hailstorms, and brushfires that can happen into account.