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Capitola Officials To Issue Emergency Proclamation Following Flooding

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Flood water rushes through the small town of Capitola, near Santa Cruz Sunday.

Flood water rushes through the small town of Capitola, near Santa Cruz Sunday.

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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.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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