Why I hate when it rains in Los Angeles
Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:08 AM
But - the city of L.A. was not designed for rain. There are no gutters here. You know the drains adjacent to sidewalks that most cities have? Don't have those. In 10 years of living here I've seen a handful. What we have is a dip in certain intersections. So when it rains heavily the intersections with dips become full-on ponds. The streets become hydroplane central.
People still think they can drive 50 in a 25 and stop on a dime. I live 1.5 miles from work and on my way home I saw 2 people spin out, one went up onto the curb and almost hit a pedestrian. At least I can find joy in watching grown men running to their cars when there is a slight drizzle....sissies!
So in the midst of "storm watch 2008" I sit here, in a flooded neighborhood, and wonder if the city planners ever considered the crazy idea that we may get more than 1 inch of rain every few years?
Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:27 AM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:41 AM
I can just picture the men running to their cars - funny!
Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:46 AM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:25 PM
I like the rain when I'm at home and I don't have to drive anywhere where there's mud on the road or rocks falling on my car (PCH).
Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:39 PM
If you can figure it out and write a book you would make some serious lute. You would never work another day in your life.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:05 PM
Nic I just think people born and raised here don't know about weather, it's not their fault, but I took my driving test in the rain, you know?
Here are some news pics from this morning of what I mean about the streets here. The ends of the street aren't flooded, but the middle is:
Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:49 AM
oh, and they have permanent road signs here that say "watch for flooding" hmm, interesting
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