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Capitola Mobile Home Park’s Future In Doubt

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A large section of pipe broke last week and flooded a mobile home park as well as dozens of businesses in Capitola, April 2, 2011. These pipes must be installed to fix the break. (KCBS)

A large section of pipe broke last week and flooded a mobile home park as well as dozens of businesses in Capitola, April 2, 2011. These pipes must be installed to fix the break. (KCBS)

CAPITOLA (KCBS) — Capitola city leaders are considering whether or not to reopen a mobile home park that was damaged by two days of flooding last week to its former residents.

Evacuees of Pacific Cove Mobile Home Park are anxious to return to their homes. No one was allowed to live in their coaches after flood waters caused an estimated $10 million in damages to the park, nearby businesses, as well as the police and fire departments.

<strong>KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:</strong>

Capitola city spokesman Derrick Johnson said officials are gathering as much information as possible before taking any action.

One resident, Ann Schroedel, said she and her fellow evacuees were fortunate to get so much support from the community.

“If it’s affordable enough for them to do the repairs, I think they’ll get us back in our homes as soon as possible”. Schroedel added that she was reassured by City Councilman Michael Termini that residents’ interests are being looked after.

In order for anyone to get the green light to move back in, civil engineers must first assess the situation.

“We’re preparing a report right now with a consulting engineer to look at the existing condition of the park as a result of the damage,” said Johnson.

The Capitola City Council is scheduled to hold a public meeting April 28th on the future of Pacific Cove and the possibility of long-term sustainability of a mobile home park.

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