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Tropical Storm Hilary.

We hope this message finds you safe and well.

In Southern California the arrival of Tropical Storm Hilary has created a potentially life-threatening situation. A storm surge warning indicates the risk of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline.

The magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Ojai (Sunday at 1441hrs) was an equally unwelcome visitor at this time!

We hope that all of our impacted customers are taking necessary precautions to protect yourselves and your loved ones.

What does this storm mean for Southern California’s marine life?

Hurricanes can have a significant impact on ocean animals and marine ecosystems. The effects can vary depending on the intensity of the storm, the specific location, and the type of marine life present, but usually include the disruption of habits and extensive beach erosion.

Heavy rainfall associated with big storms can lead to increased runoff of pollutants and nutrients from land into the ocean. Hurricanes can cause rapid changes in sea surface temperatures due to the mixing of warm surface waters with colder, deeper waters. This sudden temperature change can stress marine organisms, especially those that are sensitive to temperature fluctuations.

Intense storms can cause physical damage to coral reefs through wave action and storm surges. Coral reefs are fragile ecosystems, and such damage can take years to recover. Additionally, increased sedimentation and runoff from the storm can lead to coral smothering and decreased water quality.

Stay safe, stay prepared, and take care of one another.


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