TIJUANA RIVER VALLEY (CBS 8) – Local leaders are preparing residents and ranchers for heaving rain along the Tijuana River Valley as a result of a series of storm hitting San Diego County this week.

San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez with District 8, and Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina hosted a community meeting Tuesday about potential flooding along the Tijuana River Valley.

Public safety leaders including the San Diego Police Department, Fire & Rescue Department, Animal Control, Border Patrol and community members and ranchers were on hand to answer important questions and talk about a plan of action.

In the above video report, CBS News 8’s Abbie Alford and Shannon Handy both explain more on how ranchers are preparing for El Nino.