Flood Waters in OB and Point Loma

by on January 6, 2016 · 8 comments

in Environment, Media, Ocean Beach

OB security car flooded

Rick Callejon

OB flooded 1-5-16 Newport Jimgrant

Newport Ave – Jim Grant

OB Flooded 1-5-16 Jimgrant

Jim Grant

OB flooded Saratoga Pk 1-5-16

Adam Ewing

OB Flooded 1-5-16

Denise Langlois

OB flooded 1-5-16 Julia

Screen capture of video by Julia Hall McMahon

OB flooded 1-5-16 lambo

OB Flooded 1-5-16 Abbott

Gretchen Weidner

OB flooded 1-5-16 Condos Jimgrant

Jim Grant

OB Flooded 1-5-16 dog beach

Dog Beach area

OB flooded 1-5-16 Pt Loma

Point Loma – Harbor Drive and Scott Street


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Groucho January 6, 2016 at 9:10 am

I cleaned up glass along Bacon Street between Newport & Santa Monica immediately after the flooding subsided after 4:00pm Tuesday. I cleared the drain grate at Newport.
There were palm fronds obstructing the flow of water.
There were bottles washed under car tires.
Does anyone know where to get sandbags? The firehouses at Voltaire and Catalina were out of free bags. Lowes in Mission Valley was out of sand & sandbags.
Winston’s on Bacon needs sandbags to prevent a repeat of water coming up and in to the bar.


A January 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

Kinda late, but maybe to prepare for next time –
I ordered sandbags online then filled them at the beach. Maybe you can stock up for next time.


Cholly January 6, 2016 at 11:19 am

Hey Groucho use full bags of potting soil, steer manure, &ct Home Depot is also otta sand bags. =Good Luck Cholly


rick callejon January 6, 2016 at 11:43 am

Risible Rent-a-Cops Go Amphibious!


Frank Gormlie January 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Aren’t they a little out of their jurisdiction? That’s along Sunset Cliffs Blvd and Monaco Street, isn’t it?


Colin January 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm

LOL. Higher, higher… or maybe they were just trying to launch the trunk-born inflatable. Seriously, though, I hope they were alright there, hadn’t stalled out. And I don’t mean to impugn; there were lots of folks driving through high water yesterday. I do, however, find it alarming, and offensive, that the City and OBMA can legally install an armed corporate security force on public streets. Vanilla Blackwater, Inc., except they’re probably not paid better than the City uniforms, though perhaps their corporate management makes a relative killing on 6 or 12 month contracts. If so, I doubt cheaper is really better when it comes to armed uniforms on the streets. No thanks, I’m all for incentivizing the proper municipal police force, and not overpaying a corporate management for lesser paid armed uniforms who are probably lower paid than our City cops. Another example of the ill advised privatization scenario where elected officials “privatize” public services, aka spend more pennies on the dollar for the overhead of corporate profits then is paid out to actual public services and the personnel actually performing or implementing those services. Why on God’s good earth would anyone think we need to proliferate armed forces on our streets, corporate ones, at that. Doesn’t just our public police force, with its centralized and public accountability, seem like the smartest, safest, path? If there’s a demonstrated need (i.e., backed up by increase real crime stats) for more policing on our streets, then OBMA and OB ought to demand that our taxes go to pay for a couple more beat cops or patrols. (Makes me wonder, really, was their even a demonstrated quantitative case made by OBMA to/and the City for an armed corporate force? Or was it only something subjective like OBMA said in the last Peninsula Beacon, “We want people to feel safe here.” All together now…..)


PL Local January 7, 2016 at 11:21 am

At first I thought that was the Park Ranger.


rick callejon January 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm

To ignore the absence of evidence is the basis of true faith. Please see Zapf and SDPD on beach surveillance cameras.


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