Flash floods back in March caused massive damage in the city of Capitola but the town has been rebuffed in its request for federal disaster assistance from FEMA.
At the end of June, Pacific Gas and Electric plans to install SmartMeters in Soquel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville areas where opposition to the wireless devices has been strongest.
Capitola has not yet received disaster relief following those large storms in March that led to flash floods. Damage following the March floods is estimated at $17 million, AND Capitola’s emergency reserves are gone following flood repairs.
A seagull flew into two power lines Monday morning, causing an outage that affected about 10,000 residents of the Capitola area, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
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.
Crews have been working around the clock to replace the ruptured pipe that caused flooding in Capitola Village before more rain falls on Saturday.
Officials in Santa Cruz County are estimating that recent heavy storms caused at least $17 million in damage due to flooding, collapsing roads and rock and mudslides.
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 Bay Area was cleaning up Saturday after a new storm dumped more rain on already saturated soil, causing more flooding and landslides.
A suspected bank robber in Capitola forgot to set up a getaway ride, so he offered $1,000 to people on the street for a lift after the heist.