San Jose Evacuees Return To Damaged Homes And Broken Dreams Evacuated residents have begun returning to homes near the flood-swollen Coyote Creek in San Jose, surveying the damage left behind by the 4-foot or higher torrent of water that forced them flee with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Mandatory Evacuations Lifted For Parts Of San Jose As Waters RecedeSan Jose city officials announced late Wednesday afternoon that the mandatory evacuation area had been reduced as the Coyote Creek floodwaters continued to recede.
San Jose Officials Admit Flood Surprised ThemCity officials admitted Wednesday they were surprised the speed at which floodwaters from the Coyote Creek overwhelmed several neighborhoods, forcing 14,000 residents to quickly flee their homes.
New Flood Evacuation Orders Issued In San JoseAs flooding along Coyote Creek in San Jose continued into the night Tuesday, San Jose officials issued evacuation notices to an area stretching from Capitol Expressway to State Route 237.
Crews Scramble To Reopen Northbound Hwy 101 In Morgan HillNorthbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101 just north of Morgan Hill were shut down Tuesday because of a canal failure caused by Anderson Reservoir spillover.
Homeless Trapped In Trees By San Jose Coyote Creek FloodingThe Coyote Creek overwhelmed a large homeless encampment along its banks Tuesday morning, forcing as many as 20 people to climb into trees to escape the rapidly rising waters.
Potent Storm Triggers Widespread Flooding In Bay AreaA potent winter storm, the latest in a seemingly endless series of weather fronts, roared into Northern California early Monday, heightening fears of renewed flooding, mudslides and toppling trees.
California May Be Long Overdue For A Mega FloodIt appears California has come out of the drought, with a fury.
Trump Approves Emergency Aid Request For Oroville DamGov. Jerry Brown says the federal government has approved aid to support the rebuilding of the shore of a damaged Oroville dam and help the affected communities.
Caltrans Awards Emergency Contract To Raise Highway 37 Before Next RainCaltrans has hired Ghilotti Construction Co. to raise state Highway 37 before more rain is expected to arrive in the Bay Area Thursday.
Regulators Dismissed Oroville Dam Concerns 12 Years AgoEnvironmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a major Northern California dam, but state and federal regulators dismissed those fears at the time.
Oroville Dam Operating Under Temporary Licenses For 10 YearsThe Oroville Dam threatened by the possible failure of a damaged emergency spillway that forced the weekend evacuation of almost 200,000 residents has operated under temporary licenses for a decade, according to new reports.