Daniel Swain
Daniel Swain

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Daniel Swain in The Los Angeles Times: With Tropical Storm Kay arriving, here’s how to check your flood risk

Tropical Storm Kay, a system along the northern coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, is expected to cause heavy rains, flash flooding, strong winds and muggy conditions through Saturday.

However, for most of Southern California this storm is going to be a boon, not a bane, said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

It “will cause more reduction in fire risk than it will cause harm through other things like flooding, for the most part,” Swain said.