Another hot humid day. UCLA water loss
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Another hot and humid day here in Anaheim. Got my early morning walk in starting once again at 7:15am.
This has been a strange few days around here. On Sunday up in Venice Beach in LA County they had a lightening strike at the beach. Since this is so rare here no one including the lifeguards told people to stay out of the water when the weather suddenly change and one bolt hit directly in the water. One young man was killed and 9 were taken to local hospitals. Many people were knocked out and some people who were playing volley ball were knocked to the ground.
Then today in the middle of this drought, a main 30 inch water main broke on Sunset Blvd. right next to UCLA & Marymount College. It was reported around 3:25pm and Sunset Blvd. will most likely be closed for several months. It was just lucky that no one happened to be driving over that spot at that moment. It was releasing 35,000 to 75,000 gals a min per reports.
That street is a main East/West for many people who don't want to take the 10 Fwy from downtown LA west to the beach. It is always busy in the morning & evening, so just lucky it didn't happen a couple of hours later. I use to work at UCLA back in the mid to late 1970's, so this was of some interest to me.
Now all the people in LA will really have to conserve water. DWP already is so expensive compared to what we pay here in Anaheim. I think this may affect all of LA & Orange Counties. The water was still coming out 3 hours later.
That's about it for now. Everyone keep cool or warm, depending on where you live.