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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.


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Joe Eskenazi

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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.

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