Ted Goldberg | 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.