There was a long line of people winding around Pescadero Elementary School on Thursday. Many of them shared similar stories.

Amid a series of atmospheric rivers that pummeled the coast for more than a week, many South Coast residents lost power and road access for as long as seven days while storms ravaged their town. For the moment, sunshine finally gave a brief respite for residents to gather much-needed food and supplies at the school courtesy of Ayudando Latinos a Soñar, Puente de La Costa Sur, and San Mateo County. 

August Howell is a staff writer for the Review covering city government and public safety. Previously, he was the Review’s community, arts and sports reporter. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon.

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