Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Little Rain Never Killed Anyone -- Here. Yet.

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:30 AM

The above-the-fold news today is that a state-of-emergency has been declared in San Francisco and other California counties. Fortunately, however, this emergency hasn't ostensibly cost anyone his or her life locally -- so far.

The emergency declaration issued by acting Governor Jerry Brown skips San Francisco to the head of the line when it comes to receiving state aid for our crumbling highways, eroding seasides, sewage-flooded beaches and other storm-related maladies. 

Yet while Brown's proclamation cites "deaths and injuries" in San Francisco and other counties, San Francisco has, so far, not gotten the worst of it. The city's Medical Examiner's office this morning told SF Weekly that no one, to their knowledge, has yet died due to "weather-related causes" during this spate of storms. That, presumably, includes traffic or pedestrian accidents, falling trees, flooding, or anything to do with sewage on the beach.

So, while this week's wetness has wreaked its share of havoc -- things could always be worse.


  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"