“Rush hour in Big Sur, Calif. has taken on a whole new meaning,” writes Kirk Siegler in his latest NPR article entitled “Commuting By Foot: Big Sur Residents Struggle With Life After Mudslide.”
We could quickly tell this was weather related – something you can relate to, right?
According to Siegler’s article, “Most mornings and afternoons, a newly built footpath that plunges through a grove of towering redwoods is clogged with workers and school kids.”
“That hiking trail is a lifeline. It circumnavigates a bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway that's been closed since February, after it collapsed from rain and mudslides. Without that path, much of the village of Big Sur would be cut off from the outside world,” the article continues.
This statement hit us hard and got us thinking about the effects of weather. It can have a great impact on states, cities, towns, and certainly your property.
Siegler writes in his NPR piece that “a 60-mile stretch of rugged, central California coastline between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Big Sur was hammered by 100 inches of rain this past winter, falling on steep mountainsides ravaged by drought and fires.”
100 inches of rain? We could only imagine the consequential damage.
It makes us nervous, especially with the potential damage adverse weather could do if it slams your city and property.
What would you do? How would you manage this emergency? Do you have processes in place to mitigate this?