• News
  • U.S.

San Jose, Calif. flooding forces 14000 to evacuate

A Calfire helicopter assisted in the search of several people believed to be trapped in trees on the golf course.

The mucky water flooding a section of San Jose in Northern California forced officials on Wednesday to widen the area under mandatory evacuation orders, with about 14,000 people barred from returning to their homes following drenching rains.

"Any time we're showing up in boats to get people out of their homes, there's been a failure".

The water rose Tuesday, suddenly, relentlessly, flooding homes and apartments.

The rains that burst the river banks were the latest in a series of storms that have dumped huge quantities of water from the Pacific Ocean on California.

Oravec said much of Northern and Central California will see heavy rains roll in sometime Saturday. The rain had stopped Tuesday afternoon, but more could come after nightfall. "And more is on the way". Up north, San Francisco has been hit by 24.5 inches (60 cm) of rain since October 1- more than it normally gets in a year.

"They are being decontaminated because this is polluted water", Low says.

"Clearly, there's a source in the creek where there's a significantly large amount of water that's rushing in", Liccardo said. It was not an easy job for some.

San Jose Fire Department Capt. Mitch Matlow, who's been with the department 35 years, tells NBC Bay Area, "This is the worst flooding and water rescue situation that I have personally participated in".

The storms even battered portions of Nevada.

"They said we had 10 minutes to pack the things we wanted to bring", said 10-year-old Jaycey Manuel, who threw some clothes into a backpack and rode with neighbors to higher ground.

Tesla Says Model 3 On Track For Volume Production By September
TSLA said last month that it had produced 24,882 vehicles in Q4, but only delivered about 22,200, most of which were the Model S. Musk, the largest shareholder in both companies, combined Tesla and SolarCity in a bid to create a clean energy powerhouse.

"A storm water retention basin located south west of Dayton Valley Road is full and overflowing into drainages", Lyon County Manager Jeffrey Page said.

Coyote Canal was constructed in "the early 20th century" by the Santa Clara County Water Conservation District, the precursor agency of SCVWD, Grimes said.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo acknowledged that municipal officials should have responded faster to the flood warnings and evacuated people sooner. Bolsa Knolls community resident George Quintero said floodwaters at one point reached his waist.

"We haven't really had anything quite like this before", he said.

There is a voluntary evacuation in place for residents in the low-lying areas near Coyote Creek, from Capital Expressway to Interstate 880.

There were conflicting reports Tuesday night about whether the horses had been evacuated.

Hundreds of other residents in the region fled rising waters.

"Our deputies are basically hiking in and hiking out", Martin said.

Winds were howling. A gust of 199 miles per hour was measured atop Ward Mountain at the Alpine Meadows ski resort late Monday evening, the weather service said. It noted that "rivers will continue to run high through the end of the week". Authorities ordered an emergency evacuation more than a week ago when a spillway threatened to crumble.

It was not immediately clear how many homes suffered flood damage.

Bacon reported from McLean, Va.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment

Latest News

  • Netanyahu Backs off New Settlement Pledge, Citing Trump

    For them, Jewish sovereignty must always ultimately trump Palestinian sovereignty, both symbolically and practically. Netanyahu led the opposition to the Oslo peace accords in the 1990s and remains opposed to a Palestinian state.

    Past 3 Quarter Analysis for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

    Investors that have written Wal-Mart off in recent years, including Warren Buffett, may have been a bit too quick to judge. The fiscal year 2018 annual dividend of $2.04 per share will be paid in four quarterly installments of $0.51 per share.

    Diego Costa's Chelsea contract can wait, Antonio Conte says

    Chelsea are at the top of the Premier League table because they're the best "team" in the division, in the collective sense of the word.
  • Troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

    Although slightly smaller than the east, western Mosul is more densely populated and includes districts seen as pro-IS. Our correspondent, who is embedded with Iraqi forces, says troops are now trying to secure Abu Saif.

    New Trump Memo Paves The Way For Mass Deportations

    The proposal has been included in a draft document that leaked , and was later dismissed by White House officials as inaccurate. Customs agents can send some people directly back to Mexico, even if they are not residents of that country.
    Gov. Burgum Issues Evacuation Order for Main DAPL Protest Camp

    Gov. Burgum Issues Evacuation Order for Main DAPL Protest Camp

    Burgum says that waste is a more imminent threat to the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux than anything else. The Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Sioux tribes filed an injunction to stop work until their lawsuit is over.
  • Verizon gets serious about 5G: Testing imminent in 11 U.S. locations

    AT&T said in January it will begin providing 5G services in Austin and Indianapolis at connection speeds of 400 Mbps or better. And, according to the release, the 5GTF has delivered a 5G fixed wireless specification that is "immediately implementable".
    Justin Bieber: Accused of Headbutt to Some Dude's Skull

    Justin Bieber: Accused of Headbutt to Some Dude's Skull

    Justin Bieber is apparently under investigation for head-butting a man at a pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles. Caroline maintains that the restaurant staff and employees have always had pleasant experiences with Mr.
    Adele and Beyonce to collaborate for a song on women empowerment

    Adele and Beyonce to collaborate for a song on women empowerment

    She felt, however, that Beyoncé should have been the one accepting the award for her surprise visual album, Lemonade . The show concluded with a duo of speeches from Adele accepting her Record and Album of the Year awards.
  • Azeri President Appoints Wife As Vice President

    At the moment, she is the first lady and the vice president of the nation. She was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for UNESCO In 2004.

    Libyan Red Crescent recovers 74 bodies in latest tragedy of Mediterranean crossing

    The bodies of 74 migrants and refugees have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, Libya's Red Crescent has said . The Red Crescent posted photographs on its Twitter account showing dozens of body bags along the shore.

    No. 11 Wisconsin Rallies To Beat No. 23 Maryland 71-60

    Cooper had double-doubles in both games against the Terps previous year , and Ohio State might need her to record another one. The Badgers split with MI in early December on the road, but should be able to sweep in the goaltending bounces back.
  • Shark attack leaves man critically injured while fishing on Great Barrier Reef

    Shark attack leaves man critically injured while fishing on Great Barrier Reef

    A man is in a critical condition with severe injuries to his legs after being attacked by a shark in far north Queensland. A 25-year-old father of two is fighting for life after being viciously mauled by a shark on Saturday morning.

    North Korea's sole ally China suspends coal imports for 2017

    Coal is North Korea's biggest export, with its shipments to China a mainstay of the country's fragile economy. China has suspended all imports of coal from North Korea through December 31, 2017, the ministry said .
    Miami Dolphins set to release Branden Albert and Mario Williams

    Miami Dolphins set to release Branden Albert and Mario Williams

    The moves are being regarded simply as salary cap moves, as the team tries to free up some space ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft . The Miami Dolphins are no different, and on Thursday they released a slew of fairly big-name guys in order to free up cap space.
  • Saudi crude oil production, exports fall in Dec

    Saudi crude oil production, exports fall in Dec

    The production cuts are aimed at reducing a global oil oversupply that has weighed on prices. The global oil inventory in various parts of the world, however, continues to be high.
    Kushners to nix Marlins bid if Loria ambassador

    Kushners to nix Marlins bid if Loria ambassador

    In 2016, Loria also gave $33,400 to the Republican National Committee and $84,660 combined to 20 state Republican Party groups. Officials with the Marlins have not commented, and team president David Samson is expected to address the issue on Friday.

    Greg Maddux dons disguise for epic prank

    During Bryant's batting practice, the man throwing pitches to him had to step away and Maddux the sound man agreed to step in. A portly sound guy stepped in and began zipping the ball past Bryant much to his surprise.

Breaking News


Austria approves United States extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

Although the final decision rests with the Austrian justice minister, Tuesday's ruling likely begins the process of extradition. An extradition request in 2015 had been denied by a Viennese court, which called the U.S. allegations "politically motivated".

LG K10 Launched In India With Nougat And Panic Button

The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, with LG's custom UX layer running on top of it. It was launched by the Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar. "The emergency dialling number 112 is the need of the hour".

Bull captured after leading NYPD on chase through Queens has died

We contacted the city for comment on whether the NYPD handled yesterday's escaped bull properly, but have not heard back. The news station earlier reported that a crew of workers planned to take the animal to a safe haven in New Jersey.

UPS 'Successfully' Tests Drone Delivery System Amid Online Sales Growth

The company also now uses drones to check inventory on high storage shelves in its warehouses, which is already legal to do. In September it stated a mock delivery from Beverly, Mass.to an island off the Atlantic coast, over open water.

Sutton v Arsenal - Probable lineups - Arsene Wenger to make sweeping changes

However, Wenger could retain some experience on the bench in case it doesn't go according to the script at Green Gander Lane. The Gunners are coming into the match following a disastrous midweek defeat in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

Flawless Worley wins women's giant slalom gold

She joined Park City's Ted Ligety as the only American skiers to win three straight world titles, according to the U.S. Bach watched Shiffrin's second run from the same VIP seats where Roger Federer saw Vonn race last Sunday.

Kraft Heinz Offer For Unilever Already Paying Dividends For Hedge Funds

Results also drove share prices, with Essentra the top STOXX 600 gainer, up almost 15 percent after reporting earnings. Executives didn't expect an offer from Kraft because they see the companies as too different, according to the people.

FA Cup: Lincoln City stun Burnley quarter-finals, Leicester lose to Milwall

The defender's header back across goal into a crowd of players was met by Raggett, whose header crept past the line. Prior to that goal, the fifth round tie had been a scrappy, fiesty affair on a cold, windy afternoon at Turf Moor.

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony miss All-Star media day

One of the most intriguing trade scenarios thus far is the Carmelo Anthony trade deal involving the Clippers and Cavaliers. He's heading to the All-Star Game for the eighth time in a row and tenth time in his career.

LG G6 will have new UX that utilizes Full Vision display

More recently LG reminded us that its choice of screen and construction has created a big screen device that fits your hand. Users of this device will be able to shoot in 1:1 mode which is among the most commonly used format on social media apps.