San Jose Flooding triggers new mandatory evacuations, School Closed



New mandatory evacuations have been issued overnight in San Jose as flooding continues to spread along Coyote Creek. The Emergency Operations Center says 36,000 people in San Jose are in the recommended area for evacuations and 14,000 are in the mandatory evacuation area.

There are 346 people who have been rescued by boat, 250 of those rescues occurred yesterday and 96 were last night.

The new order went out just after midnight in the area along Coyote Creek in the Coyote Creek 100 year Flood Zone, running from north I-280 to south Hwy 101.

The flooding has also triggered the closure of Hwy 101 in San Jose between I-880 and and the I-280/I-680 split. There is no estimate when lanes will reopen.

Six schools in the mandatory evacuation area in San Jose will be closed today. The schools are: San Jose High School, Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, Rocketship Discovery Prep, Empire Gardens Elementary, McKinley Elementary and Olinder Elementary.

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