A San Jose, California, spokesman says floodwaters there appeared to be stabilizing Wednesday after the city ordered 14,000 people to evacuate overnight.
David Vossbrink says waters remain very high.
A few hundred people have showed up at shelters after the city ordered the evacuations when floodwaters inundated homes and forced the shutdown of U.S. Highway 101 early Wednesday. Two lanes of the freeway have reopened as of 10:43 a.m.
Sandy Moll tells the Mercury News that she had prepared for about a foot of water, but no more. The force of the water from the creek behind her house broke down her back door.
Moll says she's angry at a lack of information given before evacuations were ordered. She says she is seething at the lack of warning.
At least 14,000 residents have been evacuated.