When it rains it pours!

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San Francisco is under seige from a huge rain storm in the middle of a drought. The San Francisco Chronicle story, The Biggest Storm in Years, tells the story of flooding, traffic jams and sinkholes. It was the ‘wettest two-day stretch since 2008’. This photo was taken in San Francisco Tuesday night around 8:45 under the Cesar Chavez underpass to Highway 101 about two blocks from our house. Some cars were completely submerged due to the drains being clogged and flooded. The Department of Public Works was out early this morning vacuuming.

A gutter drain at our house also was clogged, leaking rain into our storage area and getting the wood soaked and belongings wet. It took some detective work on my part, but I did figure out a temporary solution:

IMG_2204I redirected the gutter pipe so that it is now draining outside the house, and covered the pipe opening with plastic…while the gutter pipe is holding the plastic on. Very jerry-rigged, but I think it will hold, unless this rain turns into a hurricane.

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jill's Journal
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 20:05:16

    So, has all this rain improved the desperate drought situation inland?

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  2. phernhunt
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 20:09:07

    I have no idea about the statewide effects of the current storm. I doubt that it is helping the farmers yet. Maybe. Then there will be the spring run-off from the snow. Let’s hope.

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  3. Melinda Basker
    Dec 04, 2014 @ 16:46:28

    So sorry about the damage in your storage area. Good thing you came up with that jerry-rigged solution.

    Reply

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