Sunday 01/24/10 Work on reinforcing the bluff, more rain on the way

Sunday 01/24/10 Work on reinforcing the bluff, more rain on the way

  • From Saturday, KTVU-TV 2 (Fox) PACIFICA CLIFF: Helicopter Video Of Work Beginning Saturday To Shore Up Pacifica Cliff
  • San Francisco Chronicle – SFGate, Spectators riveted as Pacifica buildings teeter. About 15 workers have been toiling through 12-hour days, drilling rebar 50 feet horizontally into the cliffs. When 250 rods have been inserted, crews plan to create a giant sea wall by coating the cliff face with fiber-reinforced concrete, a supervisor for one of the contracting firms, Drill Tech, said Sunday. Sample image, click the article link for details and more images.
  • KGO-TV 7 (ABC) City watches Pacifica apartment project – Amy Hollyfield. This piece combines a confused, incorrect description of the work to reinforce the bluff with a brief excerpt of an interview with Pacifica Mayor Sue Digre. In response to a question about the city’s role, the Mayor responded: “We have no right to tell the building owner what to do.” Ms. Hollyfield ends with an important reminder: “At this point the city hasn’t spent any money on the effort to save this cliff.”
  • 2:40 PM PST SUN JAN 24 2010. National Weather Service: Hazardous Weather Outlook.

    A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT ALONG THE COAST…STARTING AT 4 AM
    IN SONOMA COUNTY AND NOON FROM SAN FRANCISCO SOUTHWARD TO MONTEREY
    COUNTY. THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 11:59 PM MONDAY NIGHT.
    PLEASE SEE THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY PRODUCT FOR MORE DETAILS.

    * HIGH SURF ADVISORY…COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE WHUS46 KMTR SFOCFWMTR *

    IN ADDITION TO THE HIGH SURF…PERIODS OF RAIN ARE FORECAST THROUGH
    TUESDAY WITH THE HEAVIEST RAIN EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
    THERE IS ALSO A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ON TUESDAY. THE SOIL
    IS SATURATED AFTER A WEEK OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL. THEREFORE…
    ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN RAPID RUNOFF. STREAMS AND CREEKS
    ACROSS THE AREA WILL RISE QUICKLY IN RESPONSE TO HEAVY RAINFALL.
    MINOR URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IS POSSIBLE…ESPECIALLY ON
    MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

    =============================

    HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST MONDAY NIGHT…

    A HIGH ENERGY WAVE TRAIN IS EXPECTED TO BRING LARGE WAVES TO THE
    NORTH COAST BY DAWN MONDAY MORNING. THESE LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL
    WILL PERSIST ALONG THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH MONDAY AND WILL
    RANGE FROM 13 TO 15 FEET WITH PERIODS OF 16 SECONDS. SWELL OF THIS
    SIZE WILL PRODUCE LARGE BREAKING WAVES AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS
    WITHIN THE SURF ZONE.

All of my pictures on the Esplanade evacuations:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisd2006/collections/72157622920945823/

For a complete chronology and links to many more photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.
http://adequatebird.com/2009/12/17/evacuation-underway-at-330-esplanade/

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