Valley Surrounding Coyote Creek Flooded, Leading to Evacuation of 14,000 Homes

StoryfulPublished: May 28, 20171 views
Published: May 28, 2017

Coyote Creek overflowed on Tuesday, February 21, shutting down Highway 101 in Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, swamping low-lying neighborhoods and forcing more than 14,000 locals to evacuate their homes.

<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/22/san-jose-flood-update-mandatory-evacuations-expand-overnight-about-14000-affected/" target="_blank">The Mercury News</a> reported that on Coyote Creek crested at 14.4 feet, breaking a 95-year-old record of 12.8 feet that was set in 1922. The overflow was caused by torrential rains and water rushing from nearby Anderson Dam, <a href="http://www.ksbw.com/article/northbound-lanes-of-highway-101-shut-down-in-morgan-hill/8960616" target="_blank"><span class="caps">KSBW</span></a> reported.

This drone footage shows an overhead view of the destruction caused by the flooding, near the intersection of Cochrane Road and Highway 101, below the Anderson Dam.

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