Posted by Davis Brazile, a resident of the Professorville neighborhood, on Jan 4, 2008 at 1:35 pm
My hope is the San Francisquito doesn't flood next. Our local creek agency has a long-term plan that will protect us from these situations. The last flood was in 1998 and we didn't even have Joint Powers Authority like we do now so that's makes me feel better.
Posted by Angry Creekside Woman, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Jan 4, 2008 at 4:18 pm
We are closer to the bay, Walt and more vulnerable, too. The East Palo Alto levees with those gaping rat holes in them took a long time to get fixed. The JPA was doing their own scurrying on their pet projects. We had to be brought to the brink to get something to happen.
Now here it comes again and the agency we pay for has little show for.
Posted by Wake up, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jan 5, 2008 at 10:31 am
People who live in the flood zone need to wake up to the fact that THEY need to fix the flooding problem. They bought houses in a flood zone and want people who don't live in the flood zone to pay for fixing the problem.
Form a assesment district, build walls around your house, form a "Creek-Side" Park and build a levee along the creek.
The city should only post signs in the flood zone saying how high the water may reach in a 100 yr flood. Post at most intersections in the flood zone.
Also they should advise everyone in the flood zone to get a boat of some kind and be ready to evacuate on their own.
Posted by Not so fast, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jan 5, 2008 at 1:09 pm
I understand that Mayor Kishimoto is looking to see if the Embaracdero Road underpass can be permanently flooded (that will go a long way towards realizing her dream of getting rid of traffic on Embarcadero Road, where she lives)
Posted by kate, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2008 at 5:58 pm
What happens if the Oregon Ave underpass floods again at the same time that the Embarcadero underpass floods AND the new Public Safety Bldg. is built on Park Blvd. - west of the tracks? How will our PAPD get deployed quickly?