San Francisco mayor meets with water main break victims

March 6, 2013 8:43:09 PM PST
A San Francisco street hard hit by a water main break last week is still struggling to recover. Homes have been red tagged and sinkholes discovered. Tuesday the mayor came out to take a look.

Mayor Ed Lee is pledging to help residents who are dealing with the ongoing damage. An extended process of repairing underground utilities and soil testing is only beginning after the break one week ago in the West Portal District.

Three homes have been red tagged and sinkholes now threaten to swallow-up the structures.

The mayor Tuesday held a private meeting with residents and took an up-close look at what has become a disaster site.

"We're going to do everything we can as a city to support the residents and the homeowners here so they can recover quickly and we have been doing that," Lee said.

"If the mayor's promises are kept and they actually fix this and they fix it right, then we're going to be in really good shape, but they also don't have a lot of answers," flood victim Michael Rapaport said.

The city says it will take three to six months to determine if the homes can be saved.


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