And the rain keeps pounding down on Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on January 10, 2017

InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ checked in just before 8:00 am: “Another .4″ as of 7:45 am,  bringing my season-to’date total to 13.9″. When will folks say, ‘Stop, this is enough!’? Not soon for me!”

Meanwhile Menlo Park Fire Chief issued an alert: “We encourage people to call 911 if they feel something appears to be unsafe or hazardous, such as downed or arching electrical lines, leaning trees, flooding inside homes/buildings, or outside affecting road safety. If your power goes off and you smell something burning, please call us. We have additional personnel and emergency units available to check out any emergency that the public is either concerned about or feels threatened by.”

Today’s storm finds the ground saturated, and the storm coupled with weekday traffic, including Menlo Park grade and high schools resuming session.  “I’m concerned about the timing of the main storm event coupled with heavy traffic later today,” said the Chief. “Driving around [during the storm on] Sunday was like nothing I’ve seen in years; few people were on the roadways or out and about. It was actually very pleasant, but we don’t anticipate that today.”

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most continued his rain coverage over the weekend, capturing the beautiful rose shown here.

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