Flooding Forces San Jose, California Residents to Evacuate

Another 36,000 have been recommended by authorities to flee. RESOURCES: San Jose flood evacuation centers and help infoThere are 400 people who have been rescued by boat, 250 of those rescues occurred yesterday and 96 were last night.

Mass flooding pummeled San Jose, California, Tuesday, leaving residents swimming in the streets and cars floating down currents of rainwater. NBC in the Bay Area released footage of horses trapped in their pens, standing knee deep in contaminated flood water. The San Jose Fire Department is using rafts to rescue flooded out residents along Coyote Creek.

There were apparently 40 people in the area at a homeless encampment when the water began rising very quickly. "It kept getting worse and worse", said Alex Hilario, who walked in knee-high water to get to his vehicle and leave.

Tuesday's flooding is the latest in a series of heavy downpours that have swept the once draught-stricken U.S. state of California.

According to the Santa Clarita Valley Water District website, preliminary readings indicated the reservoir was at 105.5% of capacity on Tuesday afternoon and the water level was nearly 4 feet above the top of a spillway.

The spill peaked on Tuesday, according to the Santa Clara Valley Water District, which warned that high water flows were expected along Coyote Creek through Wednesday morning.

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An estimated 14,000 people were evacuated.

Almost 200 people had to be rescued after San Jose's Coyote Creek overflowed its banks.

But why the flooding happened is still baffling experts in the South Bay. I had all my baby's toys, all of his stuff down there", said Gabriela Martinez, a Rockspring resident "Early morning around nine, I move the auto.

The culprit for much of the flooding in Silicon Valley, is Coyote Creek.

"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. He said water management officials are working feverishly to keep reservoirs from filling because they know more is coming.

"As I sit here today and look at a neighborhood that is completely inundated with water where we have fire crews doing whatever they can to get people out, there's no question in my mind there was a failure of some kind", San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said at a news conference.

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