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San Jose Flood: 14,000 Ordered To Flee High Water

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

Rescue crews take out residents from a flooded neighborhood Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in San Jose, Calif.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

 | The California Report

Thousands of San Jose residents and city officials are facing a massive cleanup after overnight flooding along Coyote Creek prompted emergency evacuations in neighborhoods along the stream.

Although waters were slowly receding by dawn Wednesday, flooding was still a concern.

“Although the rain has largely stopped, flooding is continuing along Coyote Creek as reservoirs continue to spill and creek flow is extremely high,” said Cheryl Wessling, a spokeswoman for the city’s Emergency Operations Center, in an email early Wednesday.

Those high flows, which flooded the Rock Springs neighborhood southeast of downtown Tuesday afternoon, led to a 12:15 a.m. evacuation order covering about 14,000 people.

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