DALY CITY (KCBS)— Daly City work crews are monitoring a neighborhood where a water main break created a muddy mess earlier this week as the rains begin. Residents of Lausanne Avenue are concerned wet weather could make the situation worse and are on edge.

Emee Bautista and her family were forced to evacuate their home early Tuesday morning during the incident. Now the mud is gone from the street but she remains cautious.

“We’re scared because what happened, especially now that it’s [becoming] winter with rain storms,” she said.

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Crews were on site Friday with a vacuum truck to ensure the storm drains are clear.

“We’re basically clearing those out so we have full capacity of the storm drain systems. We’ll be working to eliminate any more nuisances in the community,” said Director of Daly City’s Department of Water and Waste Water Resources, Patrick Sweetland.

Sweetland added that the focus now is on erosion control.

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“We’re in the process of seeing what Mother Nature brings us. We’ll be doing monitoring throughout the weekend. We’re going to involve both our department here as well as our staff that’s on duty 24 hours a day,” he said.

The Daly City Council did declare a local emergency so repairs can be expedited. As for Bautista—she said she’ll keep on praying that they remain safe and will just have to wait and see.

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