Outdoor Workers Battle The Rain

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SACRAMENTO-

Most of us try to avoid being outside when it rains, but others, have to be outside all day long.

“If somebody tears something up, it’s gotta be replaced,” said city construction worker Raymond Vasquez. There are some things that just can’t wait. Like, fixing a control panel that broke off in an accident Monday morning.

“You’ve gotta do what they want for demand, for safety,” said Vasquez.

And mail, can’t take a rain check either.

“The paper gets wet and it sticks, it’s hard to pull it out, you’re sitting, putting the mail in boxes, and the rain’s coming down,” said mail carrier Veronica Kohaya. But, someone has to do it. In South Sacramento, contractors replace a tarnishing roof.

“We’re trying to get the building squared away before the rain comes in,” said one contractor.

There are a lot of jobs that require people to be outside. Think about the farmers, paramedics, park rangers, and even the coast guard on a rainy day. But rain or shine, it all has to be done.

“Now-a-days, it’s just good to have a job, isn’t it?” said Kohaya.

The unemployment rate in Sacramento is the lowest it’s been in three years.

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