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Rainwater Three to Four Feet High in Logan Heights

At approximately 9:15 am this morning (December 21) there was a flash flood in Chollas Creek near Logan and South Gregory Street that then flooded the surrounding streets and some residences and businesses. The flood continued to the 400 block of South 33rd Street.

Emergency personnel responded as some cars were partially underwater and there was a possibility of people being trapped. A small number of businesses had flooding 3' to 4' high which then subsided and they were able to muck out. A few residences were also affected with minimal flooding. Officials did advise residents to evacuate these affected homes. There no reports of injuries by 1:00 p.m., just a lot of clean-up with rain still coming down.

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At approximately 9:15 am this morning (December 21) there was a flash flood in Chollas Creek near Logan and South Gregory Street that then flooded the surrounding streets and some residences and businesses. The flood continued to the 400 block of South 33rd Street.

Emergency personnel responded as some cars were partially underwater and there was a possibility of people being trapped. A small number of businesses had flooding 3' to 4' high which then subsided and they were able to muck out. A few residences were also affected with minimal flooding. Officials did advise residents to evacuate these affected homes. There no reports of injuries by 1:00 p.m., just a lot of clean-up with rain still coming down.

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At times like these, we need to remind our Leaders that they should be planning for ( and build for) catchment of these HUGE rains and thereby save the City from purchasing expensive water when it is coming down for "FREE" from Heaven!

Planning ahead would help save our City and US both now and in the future!

Demand better from our Leaders and hopefully "they might step up to the plate"...

Dec. 21, 2010

it's really not that much rain. I think, at lindbergh field, it's only been about an inch of water... the flooding happens cause the rain can't be soaked up by the ground fast enough and it has no where to go but the streets.

Dec. 22, 2010

RE: "t's really not that much rain. I think, at Lindbergh field, it's only been about an inch of water"

That's a joke right?

I live in North Park and have a good quality weather station, I'm seeing 2.79" in the LAST 24 hours... Check out 12/22-12/22 Precip. (rainfall) on the chart below.

3+ inches of rain is HUGE in SD, especially coming right after about a half inch of rain which in itself is a large amount for a few day period, and helped saturate the ground before this rain!

This "Storm Train" will really take it's toll on the rest of the USA in the next week, how would you like to be heating your house with $3.50 a gallon heating oil!

Here is the link for rainfall amounts: http://www.accuweather.com/us/ca/san%2Ddiego/92101/forecast-month.asp?view=table#

Dec. 22, 2010

We're looking at the highest the Encanto Branch of Chollas Creek has been in the last 70 years (in my family's collective memory), maybe the last 100. It looks like raging rapids of chocolate milk.

Dec. 22, 2010

So Cal has received between 5 and 15 inches of rain dependinbg on location, we have received 50%-75% of our annual rainfall in 5 days.

Dec. 22, 2010

RE "At times like these, we need to remind our Leaders that they should be planning for ( and build for) catchment of these HUGE rains and thereby save the City from purchasing expensive water when it is coming down for "FREE" from Heaven!":

ESPN just showed Qualcomm Stadium regarding tomorrow's bowl game: the entire parking lot is flooded. If we need an emergency reservoir, all we have to do is nail the doors shut and let it fill.

Dec. 22, 2010

ESPN just showed Qualcomm Stadium regarding tomorrow's bowl game: the entire parking lot is flooded.

I don't think they will be able to have the Poinsetta Bowl at Jack Murphy, it is just too wet there, they will be unable to use the field with it being a reflecting pond, and I wont even mention the parking lot-they had a pic of it on the UT's website-not looking very good.

Dec. 22, 2010

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