Listen: Can San Francisco Ever Be Ready for the New Breed of Storms?

Climate change is making them more severe, and the city's antiquated sewer system is a challenge to update

A fallen tree is quickly worked on by San Francisco public works employees on 22nd Street in the Mission District in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
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Climate change has unleashed flurries of rain on a city with an antiquated sewer system , and the severity of future storms is not going to lessen .

On this episode of the Fifth & Mission podcast, reporter St. John "Sinjin" Barned-Smith joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about what San Francisco officials can and can't do , and a brewing fight over who will pay for the extensive damage.

Keep up to date with The Chronicle's weather coverage .

Photo above: San Francisco public works employees work on fallen tree in the Mission District on Dec. 31.