Heavy rains in Santa Clara County have caused the local Anderson Reservoir to overflow this weekend. The water then flowed North West into central San Jose through Coyote Creek.
The rising water in the streets forced the city to evacuate 14,000 residents this Tuesday. Another 36,000 residents were given an evacuation advisory.
Residents were concerned with how little of a warning they had before the flood waters came. Officials are determining if the channel was capable of diverting as much floodwater as previously thought, and if debris had any role in blocking it.
City spokesman David Vossbrink said “The creek spilled over the banks faster and higher than anybody expected”
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 22, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) February 23, 2017
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