DoroTV Breaking News - San Jose Flooding

Updated Wednesday 22 February 2017 14:51
DoroTV Breaking News - San Jose Flooding
Mandatory evacuations were underway Tuesday in parts of San Jose, California, due to an apparent breach of a creek, Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters.

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There have been several water rescues already, including one by helicopter, the mayor said. About 500 apartments are in the mandatory evacuation area and almost 200 people have been relocated, Liccardo said. Some were rescued from their homes by boat.

The mayor also expressed concern about a homeless encampment near Coyote Creek, where individuals were reluctant to leave.

Other low-lying areas near Coyote Creek are subjects of a voluntary evacuation order, the mayor said.

More than 2 inches of rain had fallen in San Jose in the past 48 hours, the National Weather Service said. The rain had stopped Tuesday afternoon. But there is a chance of rain this weekend.

The creek was rising because of water coming from Anderson Reservoir.

According to the Santa Clarita Valley Water District website, preliminary readings indicated the reservoir was at 105.5% of capacity on Tuesday afternoon and the water level was almost 4 feet above the top of a spillway

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