Oops. Wrong headline. The Daily Journal's headline is "Neighborhood in Burlingame hit with floods". The piece describes flooding along the "northern stretch of California Drive."
Vera Wilson, who lives nearby, said the water in the street rose as high as 3 feet before emergency workers and city personnel responded. In the wake of the damage, Wilson said she does not know where to turn to recoup the value of lost property.
“I think a class action lawsuit or something might be in the works if [city officials] aren’t going to respond to our concerns,” she said.
But in reality, those with a sense of history of B'game know why Laguna Ave. is named Laguna--it's been flooding since before B'game was incorporated. And the Historical Society has vintage photos to show the long history of flooding and why some locals kept a canoe handy. The city knows this and so do the residents
Burlingame Public Works Director Syed Murtuza though noted the residents live in a flood zone and home owners are required to hold insurance policies offering coverage for such an emergency,
“The area itself is a low-lying area so the property owners will have to follow through with the flood insurance protocol,” he said.
So before people go throwing around "class action suit" they might consider the possibility of a reverse class action suit by other B'game residents who are not fond of the idea of paying for something that should be covered by mandatory insurance.