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City to Flooded Residents: We Can’t Fix Floods

Despite its best efforts, the city will not be able to offer residents and businesses that suffer repeated flooding and sewer overflows a surefire solution. No matter how much money is spent, public utilities managers said at a meeting last night, a really big storm will still overwhelm the city’s sewer system. “When it’s filled to capacity, no more water can...
This garage has a blockade and sandbags to help keep water out. Nothing is ever certain at this cross street because the intersection is at the bottom end of an incline.  Photo by Daniel Mondragón (Feb. 2015)

Flood Water Grants

It didn’t need to rain much last year – the low lying areas around 17th Street and Folsom still flooded. SF Water and PUC are encouraging business and residents in the flood zone to apply for grants to remedy some of the problems. Here’s a new message on on the grants from Idil Bereket, the spokesperson at SF Water. Hello everyone,  ...
Clean up crew near Folsom and 17th Streets. Photo by Andrea Valencia

Documenting the Deluge: Mission Storm Updates

The businesses at the shallow end of the Mission between 14th and 18th Streets and Harrison and Folsom continued to be most affected by the storm that hit late last night with one crew getting 68 calls in a two block area. The rain that rushed into some of the buildings rose as high as five feet, said Jason Griminger, a supervisor...
Stable Café owner, Thomas Lackey, openly expresses his irritation with city repairs in his business.

Stable Café Forced to Keep Irregular Hours Due to Repairs

The Stable Café is still recuperating from floods that inundated the Folsom Street property twice this year — once on April 12 and again on Dec. 2. The hardest thing to deal with hasn’t been the flooding itself, however, but the inconsistent hours of the city workers making repairs. “People are here every day demolishing, building, rebuilding, painting, and we have...
Samuel Picaso holds a photo from last year's flooding in his garage.

Heavy Rain Brings Mission Flooding

The National Weather Service reported almost 2 inches of rain  in less than 24 hours in the San Francisco area, and the Mission was no outlier. Samuel Picaso has lived in and managed a Folsom Street and 17th Street apartment complex for 42 years, and every autumn, Picaso worries about flooding from downpours like the one that swept through the...

Rain and citrus peels

According to the weather forecast, we better get used to this rain because it’s going to be here for a while, until next Saturday apparently. Laura Waxmann and Kimberly Chua set out today to interview people about what they do on a rainy day. See their multimedia project here. The SF Examiner reports that San Francisco’s redevelopment agency is hoping...