At the same time, it is great to see all of this county’s emergency service agencies come together and do a wonderful job in a serious time of need. Those responders all deserve adulation, and probably need a break after everything that’s happened with the weather in the past few weeks. We’re certain those residents near the floods could use a break, too, after spending day after day on cleanup duty, uncertain when the rains will end.
If there is an upside, however, it’s that California and San Benito County have needed a lot of rain for a long time. We finally got it. We’re heading toward a drought-free status. It’s just too bad locals in the flood zone have to absorb such conditions in order to get us out of this sustained drought.