In El Nino, a flood struck, but not like any flood -- it's rain! The rain is overflowing, and from it pushing trash around, it clogged the drains. So some roofs are either cracked or broken due to some rain damage. This is what is overwhelming the roofing industry.
"We can only take on so much. I can't just go out and hire 20 new roofers. They're all working,"
said Lang, president of the 100-member Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California.
This has been happening with similar industries like: people who clean and repair rain gutters, fix sump pumps and trim trees around Southern California. Which is good and bad for all industries.
The National Weather Service has predicted that the area from San Diego to Los Angeles has a 60 percent to 69 percent chance of "above-normal precipitation." This will most likely happen during winter because of El Nino's weather. This has these Californians worried about weather hoping it won't be too bad.
Some property owners have complained on Yelp! about finding good prices and having a hard time finding help to replace their roof. Others have been told that the fastest the workers can get there is late March.
"We're getting about 10 times as many calls as we usually do this time of year," said Gary Abrams, also known as the Home Doctor, who has been repairing and remodeling homes for 35 years.
Handyman Roy Persinko is a generalist who can fix roofs, check a sump pump, and much more and he has plenty of business to deal with.
The potential dangers were illustrated in Pasadena during the summer. For instance, a pine tree fell and trapped 33 children injuring 8 of them. Home owners want to ensure that their trees can withstand the tree which is causing more industries to be overwhelmed with work.
"We're booked for months, several months," said Pat Bresnahan, who runs Bresnahan Rain Gutter and Cleaning.
This is causing other Californians to be making sure they are making use of that rainfall in El Nino, due to the drought.