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Old 01-19-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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To those in the Los Angeles area, I hope you are all ok and no serious damage has affected you. My prayers go out to you. Floods can be as devistating as any disasters.

Nita
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Thank you, Nita. Most of us are just fine, of course. We just have to deal with minor inconveniences of street and freeway flooding. And in my case, I couldn't go home from work today using my usual route because Burbank Blvd. was closed through the Sepulveda Basin.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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SandyCo, doesn't it frustrate you that LA can't seem to fix this problem? I know the Sepulveda Basin is always on the news when it rains because of flooding. Just like the Sepulveda off ramp to the 105E/Imperial Hwy West just south of the LAX tunnel. They closed this off ramp on MONDAY, in anticipation of the rain. LA spent millions ($) to landscape this area and still can't get the drainage right.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We lived, for many years in the L.A. area and I know how bad the rains can be, especially after the fire season. Of course the news probalby makes it sound worse than it is. Still try and stay dry and don't get stuck in the middle of nowhere. Actually, I guess in So Ca there is no such thing as the middle of nowhere.

Nita
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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SandyCo, doesn't it frustrate you that LA can't seem to fix this problem?
What problem are you referring to? The basin was designed and built in the 1940s to prevent a repeat of the catastrophic flooding that occurred in North Hollywood in 1938.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Thank you, Nita. Most of us are just fine, of course. We just have to deal with minor inconveniences of street and freeway flooding. And in my case, I couldn't go home from work today using my usual route because Burbank Blvd. was closed through the Sepulveda Basin.
Thats where Im going running if it lets up a bit today. Starting from Burbank and Balboa along the path that leads along Burbank around the golf course and back to Balboa blvd.

I love running in the rain.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Actually, I guess in So Ca there is no such thing as the middle of nowhere.
Yes there is... it's called the Mojave Desert.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Yes there is... it's called the Mojave Desert.
The region of California between 29 Palms and Lake Havasu makes the Mojave Desert look like Times Square.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The region of California between 29 Palms and Lake Havasu makes the Mojave Desert look like Times Square.
ok, ya both got me there:

Nita
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Part of your run must have been a swim! I bet the intersection of Burbank and Woodley is still underwater after all the rain we had today.

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Thats where Im going running if it lets up a bit today. Starting from Burbank and Balboa along the path that leads along Burbank around the golf course and back to Balboa blvd.

I love running in the rain.
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