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Coyote Creek Flood: Information and Updates

According to San Jose Water Company, drinking water is safe to consume. https://www.sjwater.com/news/topic/water-service-remains-safe

Please visit www.sjwater.com for more updates.Storm ResourcesResidents and businesses can also take steps to prepare for the rains, especially in light of the drought conditions that California has experienced over the last several years.


Maps of Cleared and Evacuated Areas:
Most recent map of cleared and evacuated areas
  • Map of North of 280 to South of 237
  • Oakland Road
  • Rock Springs
  • Updated 9:05 a.m. 2/24/2017

In this section, you will find the following:

Returning to a Flooded Home Checklist

Residents are advised to use the Returning to a Flooded Home Checklist. Before returning home, please review this information.


Residents should not return to their homes until authorities determine that it is safe to do so.

Latest information on the 2017 winter storm

2:40 P.M. - February 24, 2017

Cars Towed in Flooded Areas

Was your car towed during the Coyote Creek Flood? Vehicle owners will not be charged tow fees, and will need to follow these simple steps to collect their vehicle:

  1. Residents can visit the San Jose Police Department Auto Desk (201 West Mission Street) or call at (408) 277-4263.
  2. Provide the vehicle's license plate number and the registered owners identification.
  3. The Auto Desk will run the license plate number to determine where the vehicle was towed to: Alongi Tow, Century Tow, or Matos Tow.
  4. Owner will then be able to make contact with the specific tow company for release of their vehicle.

Medication Lost in the Flood

Medications exposed to flood water are considered contaminated, and should not be used. To assist the 2017 San Jose flood evacuees with filling their lost medications, the Santa Clara County Pharmacy will make every attempt to provide a one-time fill of their prescriptions.

1:00 P.M. - February 24, 2017

The City of San Jose remains focused with the Reentry and Recovery phase.

The number of residents under mandatory evacuation remains at approximately 3,800 people. Units in the evacuation area has declined from 1,080 to 765 units, translating to approximately 3,060 residents. Read more...

9:40 A.M. - February 24, 2017

The City of San José is placing dumpsters on several streets on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 to help residents properly dispose of items ruined or contaminated by the flood. This cleanup is only for items damaged by the flood. Garbage will not be accepted. See the flyers for disposal options.

Flood Debris Removal Locations and Acceptable Items

5:00 P.M. February 23, 2017

The City of San Jose has made significant progress today on Reentry and Recovery operations. Many more residents will be able to return to their homes. For those who remain under mandatory or advisory evacuation orders, we are working as quickly as we can to make it possible for residents to go home. Read more...

9:30 A.M. - February 23, 2017

The City of San Jose is moving to a Re-entry and Recovery phase for the flooding from Coyote Creek. Creek flows are still high, and Anderson Reservoir continues to spill water at a high rate. However, Coyote Creek levels are continuing to recede. Read more...

4:35am - February 23, 2017

Current Road Closure Update


  • Berryessa Rd (eastbound) -- Sierra Rd to Commercial St
  • Nordale Ave -- Senter Rd to Rock Springs Dr
  • Welch Ave -- Nordale Ave to Needles Dr
  • Rock Springs Dr -- Nordale Ave to southern end of Rock Springs Dr
  • Coyote Ranch Rd (East/West) -- Monterey Rd to Coyote Ranch Rd (North/South)
  • Coyote Ranch Rd (North/South) -- 200 feet south of PG&E substation entrance to Coyote Ranch Rd (East/West)


Portion of 101-to-280 Mandatory Evacuation Area Cleared for Reentry

Old Oakland Road Area -- EVACUATION STILL IN PLACE: South Bay Mobile Home Park, Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park, and River Bend Mobile Home Park 

Rock Springs Area -- EVACUATION STILL IN PLACE

William Street Park Area
-- Part of area cleared for reentry.

See Mandatory Evacuation Area Map (North of 280 to South of 237)


Water is beginning to subside, however, levels are still high. Many areas are still unsafe to access. The City continues to send in teams to assess damage and determine when it is safe for residents to return to their homes.

Flood water and homes, cars, and belongings that have been flooded should be treated as contaminated.


Donations

Donate to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation donations at www.sjmayor.org.

Donate to the Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/local/california/northern-california-coastal/ways-to-donate/sv.

No donations of clothing, food, or products are needed at this time.


Please stay informed: Sign up for AlertSCC at the following link: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/alertscc/Pages/home.aspx

To view a map of all affected areas visit: www.emergesanjose.org


Overnight Shelters (Red Cross) - OPEN

The overnight shelters are operated by the Red Cross and the San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services. These shelters cannot accept pets, but residents can take their pets to the San Jose Animal Shelter (2750 Monterey Road, San Jose, www.sanjoseanimals.com) for safekeeping.

Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd 95148

James Lick High School – 57 N. White Rd 95127


Evacuation Centers (Mayfair Community Center & Shirakawa Community Center) - CLOSED

Due to reduced flooding, the evacuation centers are now closed. Overnight shelters will remain open as long as mandatory evacuations are in place.

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1:30am - February 23, 2017

Current Road Closure Update

  • Oakland Road (northbound) - Hwy 101 to Commercial St.
  • Berryessa Rd (eastbound) -- Sierra Rd to Commercial St
  • Nordale Ave -- Senter Rd to Rock Springs Dr
  • Welch Ave -- Nordale Ave to Needles Dr
  • Rock Springs Dr -- Nordale Ave to southern end of Rock Springs Dr
  • Coyote Ranch Rd (East/West) -- Monterey Rd to Coyote Ranch Rd (North/South)
  • Coyote Ranch Rd (North/South) -- 200 feet south of PG&E substation entrance to Coyote Ranch Rd (East/West)

1:00am - February 23, 2017

Old Oakland Road Area -- EVACUATION STILL IN PLACE: South Bay Mobile Home Park, Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park, and River Bend Mobile Home Park 

Rock Springs Area -- EVACUATION STILL IN PLACE

William Street Park Area
-- Part of area cleared for reentry.

See Mandatory Evacuation Area Map (North of 280 to South of 237)


Returning to a Flooded Home Checklist

Residents are advised to use the Returning to a Flooded Home Checklist. Before returning home, please review this information.


Residents should not return to their homes until authorities determine that it is safe to do so.

Water is beginning to subside, however, levels are still high. Many areas are still unsafe to access. The City continues to send in teams to assess damage and determine when it is safe for residents to return to their homes.

Flood water and homes, cars, and belongings that have been flooded should be treated as contaminated.


Donations

Donate to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation donations at www.sjmayor.org.

Donate to the Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/local/california/northern-california-coastal/ways-to-donate/sv.

No donations of clothing, food, or products are needed at this time.

To view a map of all affected areas visit: www.emergesanjose.org


Overnight Shelters (Red Cross) - OPEN

The overnight shelters are operated by the Red Cross and the San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services. These shelters cannot accept pets, but residents can take their pets to the San Jose Animal Shelter (2750 Monterey Road, San Jose, www.sanjoseanimals.com) for safekeeping.

Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd 95148

James Lick High School – 57 N. White Rd 95127


Evacuation Centers (Mayfair Community Center & Shirakawa Community Center) - CLOSED

Due to reduced flooding, the evacuation centers are now closed. Overnight shelters will remain open as long as mandatory evacuations are in place.

6:40pm - February 22, 2017

Current Road Closure Update

  • Oakland Road (northbound) - Hwy 101 to Commercial St.
  • Berryessa Rd -- Sierra Rd to Commercial St
  • Nordale Ave -- Senter Rd to Rock Springs Dr
  • Welch Ave -- Nordale Ave to Needles Dr
  • Rock Springs Dr -- Nordale Ave to southern end of Rock Springs Dr
  • Coyote Ranch Rd (East/West) -- Monterey Rd to Coyote Ranch Rd (North/South)
  • Coyote Ranch Rd (North/South) -- 200 feet south of PG&E substation entrance to Coyote Ranch Rd (East/West)

6:35 p.m. February 22, 2017

Evacuations have been lifted in some neighborhoods.
Areas in green are cleared for return. Areas in yellow are still under mandatory evacuation.
Residents are advised to use the Checklist for Residents Returning to Flooded Homes if your home has been flooded. Read more...


2:30 p.m. – February 22, 2017

Evacuations

The City and its partners continues to help residents impacted by the flooding of Coyote Creek. Read more...


2:00. a.m. - February 22, 2017

Although the rain has largely stopped, flooding is continuing along Coyote Creek as reservoirs continue to spill and creek flow is extremely high. The area for mandatory evacuation has expanded and includes approximately 14,000 residents based on 2010 census data. In addition to notices via Alert SCC, San José city staff and community service officers are in the affected neighborhoods urging residents and businesses to prepare for evacuation Read more...


12:15 A.M. - February 22, 2017

Mandatory Evacuation due to flooding along Coyote Creek has expanded Read more...


9:30 P.M. - February 21, 2017

EVACUATION ADVISORY for the entire area along Coyote Creek, north of 280 and south of 237 Read more...


8:45 P.M. - February 21, 2017

Mandatory Evacuation Notice for the rectangular area north of E. William and south of Santa Clara streets for the homes on the creek side along South 17th Street to South 19th Street. Read more...


6:30 P.M. - February 21, 2017

Road closure update - The following roads have been closed due to flooding:

  • NEW: Quinn Ave – Senter Rd to Will Wool Dr
  • NEW: Rock Springs Dr – Nordale Ave to southend of Rock Springs Dr
  • NEW: Wool Will Dr – Wool Creek Dr to Quinn Ave
  • NEW: Will Creek Dr – Senter Rd to Eastend
  • NEW: Welch Ave – Nordale Ave to Needles Dr
  • NEW: Needles Dr – Senter Rd to Rock Springs Dr
  • NEW: Nordale Ave – Senter Rd to Rock Springs Dr
  • NEW: Bevin Brook Dr – Senter Rd to eastend of Bevin Brook Dr
  • NEW: Phelan Ave – East of Senter Rd to Bevin Brook Dr
  • NEW: Berryessa Rd – Sierra Rd to Commercial St. 
  • Keyes St – Senter Rd to Roberts Ave 
  • NEW: Tully Rd – Lucretia Ave to Senter Rd 
  • Williams St at 16th St 
  • Senter Rd – Tully Rd to Story Rd 
  • Rock Springs Rd – Phelan Ave to Needles Dr 
  • NEW: Bailey Ave – IBM Eastbound to Santa Teresa Blvd 
  • Santa Teresa Blvd Southbound - Bayliss Dr to Bailey 
  • Coyote Ranch Rd - Monterey Rd to Coyote Creek 
  • Open one lane: Foxworthy Avenue – from Rubino Dr to Hillsdale Ave 
  • Open one lane: Berryess Rd Westbound – Sierra to Commercial 
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5:00 P.M. - February 21, 2017

The City of San Jose issued an emergency notice via Alert SCC aimed at areas that are at high risk of flooding today along Coyote Creek from Capitol Expressway to State Route 237. Close to 100 San Jose city staff and community service officers are currently distributing flyers in affected neighborhoods urging residents and businesses to prepare for evacuation. Read more...


11:00 A.M. - February 21, 2017

Due to expected flooding along Coyote Creek today, the City of San Jose is advising residents in the low-lying areas along the creek to prepare for potential voluntary evacuations. Read more...


10:30 P.M. - February 20, 2017

The City of San José continues to monitor stream flows in Coyote Creek as well as Arroyo and Ross creeks. More road closures have been identified. The city has two evacuation centers and one overnight shelter, all to remain open through the night for residents who choose to voluntarily evacuate their homes in low-lying areas along Coyote Creek. Read more...


4:00 P.M. - February 20, 2017

The City of San José continues to monitor stream flows in Coyote Creek and has opened two evacuation centers and one overnight shelter for residents who choose to voluntarily evacuate their homes in low-lying areas along Coyote Creek. Read more...


12:00 P.M. - February 20, 2017

The City of San José has activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to the current series of storms. We are staying vigilant of the storm and potential impacts to our community, and City crews are in the field ready to respond to storm-related issues. We are carefully monitoring Coyote Creek, and the City is preparing for the potential opening of evacuation and shelter locations should the need arise. Read more...



Stay Informed


Sign up for AlertSCC at the following link: 
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/alertscc/Pages/home.aspx

Local Media

Residents are advised to stay tuned to local radio and television broadcasts for news updates on winter storms.

The following radio stations broadcast emergency information:
  • KCBS - AM 740
  • KGO - AM 810
  • KLIV - AM 1590
  • KQED - FM 88.5
  • KSOL - FM 98.9 (Spanish)
  • KSJX - AM 1500 (Vietnamese)