Some San Jose residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of #California homes. With water levels from Coyote Creek receding late Wednesday, officials said some of the 14,000 evacuated residents would be allowed to return home.
The water level in 30-mile long Coyote Creek reached a 100-year high during this week's storm. Flood warnings were in place until Saturday because waterways were overtaxed, and another storm was forecast Sunday.
Downpours in the past few weeks have saturated the once-drought-stricken region and wreaked havoc for residents.
(📷 Noah Berger / @afpphoto)