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Hell niño: Local agencies bracing for epic storms to hit our area

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Low water levels at Lake Casitas have exposed the old Casitas Pass Road. A significant El Niño would help ease the situation some. (Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten)

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The patter of rainfall was a welcome sound in the Ojai Valley, beginning with a few sprinkles early Monday and continuing with a gentle shower or two in the wee hours of the next day. By noon Tuesday, the light precipitation had qualified as measurable, ranging from 0.54 of an inch near Casitas Springs to 0.15 of an inch at the Meiners Oaks Fire Station.
There could be more on the way — a lot more, in fact, especially as we move nearer to 2016, and city and county agencies are readying for the set of rainy conditions commonly known as an El Niño, should one occur.

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