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El Niño: Increasing the Flood Risk

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts that a strong El Niño will bring heavy rainfall this winter, especially to the southern tier of the United States. The intensity of rainfall in the coming months could lead to devastating floods, especially in areas affected by prolonged drought or areas scarred by past wildfires. This fact sheet provides information you need to know about increased flood risks due to El Nińo.

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0.32MNovember 20, 2015