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on Jan 2, 2008
Let us hope that THIS time the City of Palo Alto emergency preparedness staff and the PAPD and the PAFD read this item and the newspapers AND watch the TV weather news unlike New Year's Eve 2006!! Like that time, there has been enough warning to cities and public alike.
Quick! We need to sand bag the city manager's house!
What's the betting that some areas of PA will lose power because of downed power lines. Those that live with underground power are the only ones who can rest at ease knowing that they will have power all weekend. The rest of us will just have to wait and see.
There's still time for Mike to post that the overwhelming *weight* of scientific evidence shows that Global Warming is responsible for this storm, and (mis)quote Popper and Kuhn in the process. Hurry up Mike!
Could we hope that this topic will be a "Mike-free site"?
I pity the reporters from KTVU who were sent out in the rain last night to report, for an extended 90 minutes, live, that it was, in fact, raining. Not one shot (that I saw in fast forward on Tivo, anyway) of any cool looking accidents, blocked storm drains, downed power lines, fallen trees, flooded streets, rushing rivers... just rain and wind. Breathtaking journalism!
Not as bad as the hapless reporters who have to stand in a blizzard at Blue Canyon to tell us it is snowing!! Do the reporters 'draw straws' and the short one gets the rugged duty? The TV stations are overdoing the weather drama. The daily TV weather news is almost a 'sitcom' even in July in perfect weather with nuthn' going on.
Can anyone point me to a site that will give some information on which roads (in Palo Alto) are flooded or essentially flooded?
It's 12 noon, and the PA creek monitor is down now.
Ugggg... The first time in 2-3 years this thing could actually help, it breaks.
Here's the correct link:
I'm just trying to learn if there is anything close to real-time info on the state of the roads...
I'll look into creek monitoring later; my house is not at risk of flooding. By the way, I'm seeing "Data Retrieval Error" "Error: Connection NOT established with node." on the creek monitoring site.
Looks like it's working now...
Yes this storm is serious....Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) will kick off a city wide program for Emergency Preparedness. Please check with your neighborhood president/chair for more information. The PAN website (www.paneighborhoods.org)is a great site for static information on the program and emergency preparedness. Web Link
I guess it's expecting too much for the affected cities/counties to have taken steps to ameliorate flooding problems -- instead of sending out alerts and telling us to get sandbags.
I know Mother Nature can't be controlled, but is it going to take another serious flood for officials to stop talking and do something, with or without Federal funding?
Is it too late to blame the mayor for anything and everything?
Yes, lets blame the mayor for the storms. good idea.
The North Eastern and Central Atlantic coast get far worse storms that those found here in California:
A nor'easter (also northeaster; see below) is a macro-scale storm along the East Coast of the United States. A nor'easter is so named because the winds in a nor'easter come from the northeast, especially in the coastal areas of the Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada.
Nor'easters also can cause coastal flooding, coastal erosion, hurricane force winds, and heavy snow. Nor'easters can occur at any time of the year but are mostly known for their presence in the winter season. Nor'easters can be devastating and damaging, especially in the winter months, when most damage and deaths are cold related, as nor'easters are known for bringing extremely cold air down from the Arctic air mass.
Even with the high winds in these winter storms California gets, there is not nearly the kinds of damage done that happens when a Nor'Easter blows into town on the East Coast.
Quick it is time to raise the water rates!
We don't have enough money and all this rain is because Al Gore invented rain.
Save us, please, save us. I will pay more taxes just to be saved from the Republicans.
American needs a one party government. Vote DEMOCRATIC, it will save out water supply.
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