San Francisco is a great tourist attraction, due to the Golden Gate bridge, wine country, China Town, and coastal redwood forests. As with other coastal California cities, it is considered an ideal place to live. This very proximity to the coast is what will doom residents of San Francisco during the earthquakes and Pacific sloshing that will accompany the pole shift. Situated on the San Andreas and other fault lines, rubble and downed bridges and fires along with a large percentage of the population injured can be expected. So trapped, the residents will find themselves inundated with flood tides so forceful and high that the peninsula itself, all the way to San Jose, will have water flowing over it. This flood tide will roar through the Golden Gate, clash with the water that has flowed over the peninsula, resulting in roiling water drowning the residents of the many cities around the bay. Survival will be an accident. After the shift, due to the forceful subducting of Pacific plates under West Coast, the bay area will actually be above where it is today, in elevation, even after the melting of the poles. Water that has flowed inland during the shift will take some time to drain from the inland valleys. However, San Francisco can be anticipated to be a good ocean port for fishing, during the Aftertime, and the oceans will be lush and full of fish.