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County officials Tuesday urged residents to get smart about the risk of flooding, saying most homeowners’ policies will not protect against El Nino.

“It only takes a few inches of water in a home to cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage,” the Department of Public Works warned.

Flooding isn’t covered by most homeowners insurance policies, but coverage is available to almost everyone, including residents in high-risk areas, according to the department.

Los Angeles County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, which offers significant discounts. More information on insurance and protecting homes is available here.

Authorities also suggested residents visit this website to see if they live in a Special Flood Hazard Area.

Sandbags are available for all county residents and Angelenos can sign up here for emergency alerts to be sent to their mobile phones.

The city of Los Angeles is sponsoring a series of town hall meeting to help residents prepare for El Nino, including one this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Glassell Park Community and Senior Center, 3750 Verdugo Road.

— Wire reports 

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