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Thousands face El Niño damage, report warns

Dan McSwain, U-T SAN DIEGO

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Problems in San Diego ranged from destroyed homes and buildings to shoreline erosion and road damage. “A 1998 report from the California Coastal Commission identified 23 El Niño-related emergency permits issued in San Diego County in the 1997-98 winter, including $700,000 in storm related damage to the Oceanside Harbor, and $1.6 million in damages in Del Mar,” noted the National University report, which was written by senior analyst Vince Vasquez.