The most torrential storm in years! Local officials urging us to stay at home! Lives, homes, and businesses in serious danger! Streets flooding over the curbs! Yet our heroic "parking enforcers" put themselves at risk to be out there issuing street cleaning violations!
Gimme a break!
Well, well, well; not many days ago the state governors, including our own Gov. Pete Wilson, were screaming for the federal government to "get off our back." Now I wonder if Wilson might feel some guilt about accepting millions from the federal government for this flood disaster. It would be interesting to know how much this state has received in the last four years for riots, floods, fires and earthquakes. Maybe it's time to let the states take care of their own disasters.
DENTON A. POTTER
What might lawyers or bombastic talk-show participants make of this: According to your chart showing annual rainfall (Jan. 6), in all 116 years of record-keeping Los Angeles has not had a single year of "average" rainfall!
EDWARD C. BRESSLER
A big thank you to some more unsung heroes of these treacherous storms, the Foothill bus drivers who have gotten me and thousands of others to work safely these past couple of wet, wet weeks.
Five or seven or 10 years from today, when the drought inevitably returns to Southern California, I hope we will remember these past two weeks when untold millions of gallons of water were wasted as they cascaded down our streets, into the storm drains and out into the ocean.