The recent rain has caused many streets in Bakersfield to flood, forcing cars to wade through flooded roads and raising concerns about whether the infrastructure is ready for significant rainfall.
Aguilara stated, “You have to park so far away, and then you worry that people are going to hit you.” “Parking down there is a hassle, and then you have to walk all the way around, which kind of ensures you won’t fall in a puddle.”
When it rains, the streets nearby Bakersfield Sports Cards easily flood, according to Bryanna Aguilara, who works there.
This is also not a recent development, claims Aguilara.
According to the City of Bakersfield, the drainage system reached capacity during the heaviest rainfall.
“It was roughly the same in the winter of last year. Although it wasn’t as bad last year due to less rain, flooding still occurs, “Aguilara continued by saying that the city has not admitted guilt for the flooding.
According to Joe Conroy, public information officer for the City of Bakersfield, “I think it was a record rain yesterday (Monday) for our area, so our system was at capacity for roughly two hours yesterday afternoon or evening. Now we are just dealing with making sure the debris is collected.”
Conroy claims that employees are attempting to free the drains from becoming clogged, which is what Conroy claims caused the backups, and that areas that are still under water are being attended to.
Conroy stated, “We have people out there using our vacuum trucks to remove any possible standing water in those places. According to Aguilara, those wanting to park should be cautious due to the flooded area near her place of employment.
“Really, if you think about it, you can’t jump that far. If you don’t have waterproof shoes, you’ll just have to walk around in the annoyance “Aguilara stated. The City of Bakersfield advises using caution when driving on slick roads and adjusting your speed accordingly rather than just sticking to posted speed restrictions.
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