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FEMA's plans for El Niño-related disasters




L.A. Public Works officials survey a house in danger of being washed away by rainwater in the city of San Gabriel on Pondosa Avenue during a rainstorm on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.
L.A. Public Works officials survey a house in danger of being washed away by rainwater in the city of San Gabriel on Pondosa Avenue during a rainstorm on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.
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By now, we all know that El Nino will probably bring heavy rains to California and the rest of the West this winter.

While that may alleviate some of the disaster caused by the region's drought, it could also create disastrous flooding and mudslides.

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announces its disaster response plan and is rehearsing for the worst.

FEMA's John Hamill joins Take Two on what to expect.