It seems as if the rain will never stop in California. Today many people had to be rescued from rising flood waters and it is reported that a large number of houses have been damaged.
Just last week more than 100,000 people were forced to evacuate as officials feared the Oroville Dam might break due to water breaching the top of the dam and spillway.
In San Jose, city officials declared a local emergency after streets became flooded as water levels rose along Coyote Creek. San Jose firefighters waded through flooded streets in rafts, rescuing residents trapped in their homes and in trees in the Rock Springs neighborhood. Those who walked through dirty floodwaters were hosed off and decontaminated, officials said.
Officials issued mandatory evacuations for 300 homes in the neighborhood, where water was waist-high in some streets, said city spokesman David Vossbrink. At least 40 people were evacuated to an overnight shelter.
“We haven’t really had anything quite like this before,” he said. – Los Angeles Times
Watch: Helicopter Footage of Oroville Dam overflow
Be safe out there! You are in our prayers.
Featured image of flooding in California by Eric Risberg / AP