IRVINE, CA (Dec. 3, 2015): The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority, will host an El Niño public information day Dec. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. Irvine residents can pick up 10 free, prefilled sandbags per household at the event.
The day will include a presentation at 9:30 a.m. on “How to Prepare for El Niño.” Information booths from the City of Irvine Police Department, City of Irvine Public Works Department and the Orange County Fire Authority will offer preparedness and safety tips.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there is a 95 percent chance that El Niño conditions will occur this winter. The City of Irvine encourages residents to prepare early by attending the Dec. 12 public information day, and by using a checklist and other resources that can be found at cityofirvine.org.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384 that spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.
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