CAPITOLA (CBS/AP) — Officials in Capitola are expected to issue an emergency proclamation following two flash floods that forced the evacuation of a mobile home park and damaged businesses.
The Capitola City Council is scheduled to meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and finalize the proclamation, as the city plans to seek state assistance.
KCBS’ Mark Seelig Reports:
Heavy rains Saturday caused a two-foot burst of water from a culvert in the Pacific Cove Mobile Home Park to rush into the Capitola Village shopping area.
The area had already been flooded two days earlier when a drainage pipe in the same culvert failed.
KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:
The 43-unit mobile home park has been evacuated.
City officials are still working on a damage estimate, but Capitola Public Works Director Steve Jesberg said that replacing the pipe alone could cost up to $1 million.
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