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How to prep yourself ahead of this week's SoCal storm




File: A man crosses a street during a steady rainfall on Sept. 15, 2015 in L.A., as a low-pressure system filled with moisture from a former tropical cyclone unleashed heavy rain.
File: A man crosses a street during a steady rainfall on Sept. 15, 2015 in L.A., as a low-pressure system filled with moisture from a former tropical cyclone unleashed heavy rain.
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Brace yourself and have an umbrella handy: a strong storm is moving toward Southern California and could dump as much as 6 inches of rain in some parts of Los Angeles County.

The National Weather Service says a large plume of subtropical moisture will be rolling ashore Tuesday, heading first to Santa Barbara County before bringing heavy rain to Los Angeles County Wednesday.

For coastal and valley regions, 2 to 5 inches of rain is expected, while the foothills and mountains could see 5 to 10 inches. Peak rainfall could reach 0.50 to 0.75 inches of rain per hour.

The rain is expected to linger into Friday and carries the potential for snarled roads, flash floods and debris flows. But there are things you can do today to help you prepare for the rain.

Tips on how to protect your car, home and more, from Jon Myers with Red Cross Los Angeles

Your guide to flood insurance if water damages your home, from Beth Beagle at Arrowpoint Insurance Center in Burbank.