SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — A flash flood warning has been issued in parts of Santa Clara County on Tuesday by the National Weather Service as heavy rains are expected to start around 10 p.m.
The rainstorm, which is expected to last into early Wednesday, may have up to 6 inches in some areas with potential wind gusts of 20-30 mph and localized gusts of up to 60 mph.READ MORE: San Leandro Community Group Ask for Help After Vandals Damage Christmas Decorations
San Jose city officials anticipate potential flooding in the downtown and Willow Glen area — the most affected being the Guadalupe River along Willow Street and Ross Creek in the Cherry Area, City Councilmember Dev Davis said in an email.
The City of San Jose said it would activate an evacuation center at the Camden Community Center beginning at midnight on January 27.
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📢 The @CityofSanJose is activating an evacuation center at Camden Community Center. The evacuation center will open at midnight on January 27.
Due to current County Health Orders, capacity is limited, face masks are required and physical distance guidelines are enforced (1/2) pic.twitter.com/y5FLigLN01
— San José Parks & Rec (@sjparksandrec) January 27, 2021
Potential weather hazards include localized flooding, down trees and power lines, slick roads and highways and debris flow/mudslides in burn scar areas.
County residents can sign up for emergency alerts at http://www.alertscc.org.
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Winter weather advisories & warnings have been issued for portions of the state. Storms over burn areas can lead to flooding & debris flows. With the anticipated rainfall, exercise caution in these areas. Please heed evacuation orders & warnings issued by law enforcement agencies pic.twitter.com/rE9UJtwFZD
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) January 26, 2021
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