Update: The City of Sierra Madre has now downgraded the situation to Red Flag Alert status. Looks like tomorrow is going to be a rough one.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Took the 2 wheeled Maundry News Van up into the canyon and ran into these guys. Now it is, in my opinion, a good thing that people all over the country care about our mudslide problems in Sierra Madre. We have a serious situation here, and this kind of attention can only help us with awareness. And with heavy rains predicted over the next 48 hours, their presence is understandable. I'm sure the ratings points are quite nice for such events. But there is something that does occur to me at times like this. Wouldn't it be great if these kinds of news resources were to show up here to cover something besides mudslides? Or even at some of our sister cities here in the San Gabriel Valley? There is a lot more to what goes on in the foothills than just mud. And we certainly have more to offer than merely serving as stock victims of a fickle Mother Nature. Yet somehow this is all our friends in the television news world think is worth covering in places like Sierra Madre. And the print media as well, come to think of it.
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