‘Sewer geysers’ explode on streets of San Francisco in historic flood

Historic heavy rains in the San Francisco area have erupted ‘sewer geysers’ on city streets, sending jets of water high into the air as the city’s overflowing sewers cannot contain the high volume of rainwater.

Videos of the geysers posted online:

Social media jokes referenced sewage, drug paraphernalia and homeless tents being washed up in the street.

The rainfall approached a record single-day rainfall, and more rainfall is expected this week.

the San Francisco Chronicle reported:

Saturday’s strong storm was attributed to an atmospheric river that floated above the region for days, ending 2022. After a brief respite, weather forecasts called for the same to begin 2023.

The deluge brought San Francisco to the brink of a single-day rainfall record as authorities handed out sandbags. As of 6 p.m., the National Weather Service reported the city was within 9 hundredths of an inch of the record of 5.54 inches set in 1994.

Authorities closed the 101 freeway in both directions near south San Francisco, stranding motorists in their cars as murky water lapped at their doorsteps. It took until 9 p.m. for the north and south traffic lanes to fully reopen.

As Breitbart News recently noted, California is in the midst of a three-year drought, and this year’s winter is expected to be another dry La Niña. But the rains came early and several storms combined to make the twelve days of Christmas particularly rainy – and even snowy, at higher altitudes. Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort now reports the deepest snow of any such resort in the United States, at over 165″ at the top.

Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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