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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:11 AM

Cars, Homes Flooded By Water Main Break In San Francisco - See more at: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal

Source: KCBS Bay Area


SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Fire crews were at the scene of a water main break that caused major flooding in San Francisco’s Inner Parkside neighborhood early Wednesday morning, fire officials said.

The water main break, at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Wawona Street, was reported to fire crews at 2:36 a.m.


Read more: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/02/27/cars-homes-flooded-by-water-main-break-in-san-francisco/#.US4fnm4JGLk.twitter



This morning four News helicopters in the area buzzing roof high over houses to catch this story?

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Reply Cars, Homes Flooded By Water Main Break In San Francisco - See more at: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal (Original post)
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 OP
Auggie Feb 2013 #1
SCVDem Feb 2013 #2
AndyA Feb 2013 #3
arcane1 Feb 2013 #5
AndyA Feb 2013 #8
arcane1 Feb 2013 #4
truthisfreedom Feb 2013 #6
arcane1 Feb 2013 #7
kimbutgar Feb 2013 #9

Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:31 AM

1. A city not used to deluges ...

those below-level garages and rental units seem like a good idea until there's a flood. Just wait until the you-know-what.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:31 AM

2. Infrastructure?

We don't need to upgrade any stinkin' infrastructure!

I guess it needs to be a sewer line or bridge collapse to get anyones attention.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:45 AM

3. My first thought as well

Let's not spend money now to update our infrastructure, which is beyond its life expectancy in many areas, let's delay it so something can fail, which will cost more to fix.

Just ignore the aging water lines, crumbling bridges, outdated power grid, and keep filling in the potholes on roads and highways, because we can't afford to fix them. However, we can afford to subsidize oil companies with corporate welfare, even though they'd still make hundreds of millions in profits each quarter.

Let's not spend money on infrastructure now while interest rates are low, because it would put people to work, increase the tax base, and help our economy while also improving things that desperately need it. We've got to make sure the multi-millionaires get to keep more of their money, because they do so much good with it...why, they've created millions of new jobs over the last decade with all the tax cuts...

Oh, wait...that didn't happen. It's just insane that we ignore things that can be public safety issues so that we can support big corporations and the wealthy with hand outs. They hate food stamps, welfare, unemployment...yet they get money from the government as well, so what's the difference?

(The difference is they're the ones getting it, and not someone else.)

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Response to AndyA (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:24 AM

5. You left out "ignore the leaking gas lines until one of them explodes"

It is California, after all

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:25 PM

8. Are leaking gas lines hazardous to public safety?

Wouldn't that money be better spent on an oil subsidy, so they can drill, baby, drill more in the Gulf? After all, there hasn't been a major accident there in a few years.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:22 AM

4. This also happened a couple of years ago around 10th and Brannan...

and flooded out my favorite theater while they were in mid-performance.

I hope this isn't becoming a trend!

Feeling a little extra-thankful that I live on the 9th floor.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:32 AM

6. That's great, especially when you have an inflatable dinghy on hand!

With a set of plastic oars, of course. 8^D

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:54 PM

7. That's why I sleep in an inflatable dinghy :)

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:55 PM

9. This have become a common occurence in SF.

In November the water main broke at the end of my street, I am on a hill and it went down. They fixed it and two weeks later another pipe burst further of the street. The water department said that the cold weather has been the cause of this and they are repairing pipes as they break. My neighborhood was built in 1948 thereabouts and the pipes are just now being replaced. We could really use Federal money to upgrade the pipes but the GOP in DC is opposed to any infrastructure funding of major projects. And seeing it's SF I doubt we'll ever get the money so it will be a mickey mouse repair job.

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