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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

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by February 24, 2017 World News

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood.

City officials ordered more than 14,000 residents to evacuate as water from swollen Coyote Creek flooded homes and temporarily shut down a portion of a major freeway. Another 22,000 people near the creek had been encouraged but not required to evacuate. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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