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.
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    Tragic about that young man. I'm glad that you're okay! emoticon emoticon
    1944 days ago
    Oh, how tragic!! Both of your stories! If I hear thunder I get away from the water! I heard that if you hear thunder, even if you can't see any lightening, you are still within striking range! So sad! Try to stay cool and congrats on keeping up with your walking!
    1949 days ago
    Heard about that too and the one reason that the people on the sand got knocked out is because it has water in it too. Water will carry electric easily to any place that has contact to some thing or someone.
    Sorry to hear of the loss of life to that young man emoticon
    1952 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2014 1:40:24 AM
    I read that the new aha UCLA track was flooded.
    1954 days ago
  • _LINDA
    What sad news :-( Sorry to hear of the young life lost :-(
    That is terrible to have a watermain break and so much water lost when its such a precious commodity :-(
    Glad you are able to get your walks in before it gets too hot! Keep up the great work!
    1955 days ago
    Hope you will be okay.
    1955 days ago
  • JAMER123
    We heard about the lightening on the news. So sad for the young man and those injured. We do have lightening strikes here and not too rare. A few yrs. ago when the US Open was played in Hazelton Golf course and people ran for the trees with a sudden rain, they were hit and one died there. I hope the heat lets up soon for you and rain comes your way!! It is so needed.
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    1955 days ago
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