It's a good time to be a roofer or a tree trimmer in Southern California as people pay to patch up their homes and yards ahead of an incoming El Nino weather pattern, which could bring a lot of rain.

FOX's Jessica Rosenthal reports from Los Angeles:

If you talk to a roofer or a tree trimmer in Southern California right now you'll be talking to very busy people, like Andy Chavez at A&R Roofing...

(Chavez) "It probably has increased by about 70%."

Marvin Contreras with Acotillo Tree Service says business is up for him by about that much as well.

He says people are calling afraid that too much water or wind will topple trees this winter, especially after four years of drought...

(Contreras) "The soil right now are too dry and too compact and if we have so much rain the trees are falling and we also have a lot of dead trees doing removal people are preparing themselves for those."

Emergency Preparedness Officials are reminding people to clear out their gutters, and get sandbags ahead of time if they live in flood prone areas.

In LA, Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News.