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on Jan 25, 2008
> A plan to have volunteers fill sandbags on Saturday
> and give them to residents to protect their Palo Alto
> homes from creek flooding has been cancelled due
> to the forecast of rain.
Hmmm.. when it rains, there is a higher chance for the creek to flood than when it doesn't rain. When the creek floods, people need sandbags to help protect their property. Since there is a forecast of rain (after several days of rain), this might indicate that the need for sandbags might be higher on Saturday than not.
Yet .. since it is raining, the sandbag filling exercise is being called off.
Guess this is why folks say: "There is a right way, a wrong way, and a City way of doing things" ..
This event would be better held in autumn, before the heavy rains begin.
> Before the heavy rains begin
Palo Alto generally only gets about 15" of rain per year:
There really aren't any "heavy rains" in this town.
Now remember. No Palo Alto Fire shirts,hats,jackets. No City cars. Nothing that says CITY of Palo Alto or Palo Alto Fire Department. To be worn,this is a order.
Your time is a donation,however if you do show up and work for the Fire Department you will get overtime. Just like the last time??
Isn't this ironic? :-p
I was thinking the exact same thing!
Flash! The flood which was scheduled for this date has been canceled on account of rain.
This city reminds me of an Abbott and Costello movie. Who's on first, who's on second? If this were not so typical of PA's mismanagement, it would be funny - but it isn't.
Its Saturday morning. It isn't raining. Go figure!!
Everything in Palo Alto gets overdone. You canceled the sandbags because of rain, then you canceled the rain.
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