San Jose Flooding: 14000 Told to Evacuate

Thousands Evacuated as Floods Inundate San Jose
San Jose Flooding: 14000 Told to Evacuate
Author

23 February, 2017

"Although the rain has largely stopped, flooding is continuing along Coyote Creek as reservoirs continue to spill and creek flow is extremely high", said Cheryl Wessling, a spokeswoman for the city's Emergency Operations Center, in an email early Wednesday.

Meteorologists placed part of the blame on atmospheric rivers - ribbons of water vapour extending thousands of miles from the tropics to the western US.

New mandatory evacuations were issued in San Jose as flooding continues to spread along Coyote Creek.

Santa Clara County's largest reservoir, the Anderson Reservoir, was inundated with waters on Sunday and Monday that eventually overran the artificial lake and poured into Coyote Creek, causing much of what has transpired in San Jose over the past 24 hours.

"They are being decontaminated because this is polluted water", San Jose fire Capt. Matt Low told reporters.

"As I sit here today and I look out at a neighborhood that's completely inundated with water. there's no question in my mind there was a failure of some kind", he said.

Flu vaccine is only moderately protective this year, CDC says
The length of flu seasons can vary year to year, Smith said, but this season is predicted to end in May. According to U.S. health officials, the vaccine has been a great help in preventing the illness.

O'Donnell-Chiu bill moves to protect students from overzealous immigration raids
The list also includes the arrests of 36 others after ICE raids took place across NY this past week. They visited an immigration detention center as well as a church-run facility that helps migrants.

Adele restarts George Michael tribute: 'I can't mess this up for him'
She said: "I can't possibly accept this award". " Adele is a huge Beyonce fan, and it was her idea to team up together". Though she later referred to her son's father as her "partner", we heard you loud and clear the first time, Adele .

Rock Springs resident Carmen Davalos told KGO-TV that she rushed to pack her minivan with keepsakes - like family photos - but she had to abandon her van to escape the rising water. ABC7 cameras were rolling when Nguyen's wife and son were rescued by fire officials. Red Cross overnight shelters are open at Evergreen Valley High School and James Lick High School. Closer to the reservoir, Coyote Creek spilled its banks, causing a flood that closed lanes on US 101.

"We've got all hands on deck right now", Liccardo said.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo acknowledged that municipal officials should have responded faster to the flood warnings and evacuated people sooner.

The nonprofit's South Bay office is located at 2731 N. First St., in San Jose. It was the first time the spillway had been active since 2006, and the rare sight brought spectators to Anderson County Park to catch a view and take selfies of the cascading waterfall created by the flowing runoff into Coyote Creek.

Because of seismic safety concerns, the reservoir is supposed to only be at 60 percent or so capacity.

Rescue crews waded through waist deep water to save those stranded at a homeless encampment along the Coyote Creek river, including two who were inside a tent on the third hole tee box. "They're trying to get out", said Nguyen.


More news


  • Dashcam captures 'atom bomb' inferno of Melbourne plane crash

    Five people were killed, including four Americans, in a small plane crash in Australia on Monday, the State Department confirmed. According to multiple media reports, Quartermain, the pilot, was the owner of the charter company Corporate and Leisure Travel.
    Powerful storm Brings Flooding to California

    Powerful storm Brings Flooding to California

    In the mountains, between 1 and 2 feet of snow are possible above 8,000 feet and between 6 and 12 inches above 6,000 feet, the NWS said.
    Angel reborn in CL thrashing of Barca

    Angel reborn in CL thrashing of Barca

    The players that played for Barcelona would be those of the few who say that they had a Valentine's night to forget at Paris . "PSG did what we expected them to do and produced their best version and we were at our poorest", the Barcelona coach added.
  • Trump administration seeks to prevent 'panic' over new immigration enforcement policies

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. Now, the expedited removal process can be used for those in any part of the country illegally for up to two years.
    Israeli military response to Sinai rocket attacks impossible: former intelligence official

    Israeli military response to Sinai rocket attacks impossible: former intelligence official

    A rocket attack around two weeks ago on the Israeli costal city of Eilat was claimed by the Egyptian branch of Islamic State. The IS has been in a vicious conflict with the Egyptian military in the Sinai for years.

    Beasley, Monroe, power Bucks over Pistons, 102-89

    The Pistons snapped a three-game road losing streak Sunday night at Toronto but have lost 10 of their past 14 road contests. Michael Beasley led the way for the Bucks , pouring in 23 points. "Fourteen guys ready to play at a high level".
  • China Cuts Off Major Financial Lifeline to North Korea

    China Cuts Off Major Financial Lifeline to North Korea

    The warning comes after Beijing suspended coal imports from North Korea last week, Efe news reported . Enlisting China's support has been a goal of USA strategy on North Korea since the early 2000s.
    Castle Rock: Hulu Orders New Series from JJ Adams & Stephen King (Teaser)

    Castle Rock: Hulu Orders New Series from JJ Adams & Stephen King (Teaser)

    Stephen King and JJ Abrams took to social media on Friday to preview their upcoming project for Hulu titled Castle Rock . Hulu has ordered a 10-episode first season of what it refers to as an "on-going series".
    'Fist Fight': Meet the Cast of Ice Cube's New Movie

    'Fist Fight': Meet the Cast of Ice Cube's New Movie

    There were also too many zany situations that only had me rolling my eyes, not making me laugh like they were supposed to. Well, when he tries to justify the fist fight as a way to call attention to problems at the school, nobody believes it.
  • Americans stress levels on the rise, survey shows

    Americans stress levels on the rise, survey shows

    In August, 71 per cent of Americans reported feeling a physical or emotional symptom of stress at least one day that month. The APA's Stress in America survey has been collecting data about stress levels in this country for about a decade.

    Cisco Raises Dividend on Better than Expected Q2 Earnings

    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) rose 1.06% or 0.34 points on Tuesday and made its way into the gainers of the day. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 183,275 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,573,392.75.
    Telangana CM congratulates ISRO for successful launch of PSLV C37

    Telangana CM congratulates ISRO for successful launch of PSLV C37

    Uday Bhaskar, the chief of the Society for Policy Studies, an open approach inquires about gathering situated in New Delhi . It was previously used to launch 17 satellites from countries like Canada, the United Kingdom , and the USA into space.