It was such a lovely morning here in Glen Ridge, NJ … until we heard from our next door neighbor about the flood that was just houses away from our house on Coldwater Canyon Avenue in Studio City, CA. See video. A water main broke, blowing a hole in the street big enough to accommodate a couple of fire trucks and sending a flood of water into houses, picking up cars and causing damage (to some pretty high end restaurants and shops) in the neighborhood. Just about four houses down from our house. So while we’re on our trip, we’re missing news crews and helicopters, hundreds of firefighters, our street being closed off for a while causing a major traffic mess. And yet, I almost wish I’d been there to see it.
Oddly enough, in 1993, before we moved there, a major main broke higher up on the street causing a similar flood. People had to be evacuated by the Red Cross – including including the residents of our house and neighbors. Eventually the water department had to replace all the lawns and other water damage. A coincidence? I doubt it. The pipe was laid in 1914.
Life in L.A. : droughts, fire, flood.