Flash Flood Warning: Coyote Creek Santa Clara County

(KRON) — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning in Santa Clara County for the Coyote Creek area until 9:15 p.m. Monday.

Evacuation Centers –Now Open

  • Roosevelt Community Center – 901 E. Santa Clara St.  SJ 95116
  • Shirakawa Community  Center – 2072 Lucretia Ave 95122

The evacuation centers offer a location for residents to connect with family and friends in a safe and dry place while making plans for other shelter if needed. They are not intended as overnight shelters, but they will remain open as drop-in centers overnight tonight as a convenience to residents. Water and snacks are available.

Overnight Shelter (Red Cross)- Open at 7:00 p.m.

  • James Lick High School – 57 N. White Rd 95127The overnight shelter will be operated in coordination with the Red Cross and the San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services. If necessary the City may open a second overnight shelter or keep this open Tuesday night also. This shelter cannot accept pets, but residents can take their pets to the San Jose Animal Shelter for safekeeping. The Shelter is located at 2750 Monterey Road, San Jose; sanjoseanimals.com

Coyote Creek Encampments Alerts — Homelessness Services

Over the last several days, the San José Housing Department has conducted extensive outreach to alert people living outdoors along Coyote Creek about dangers associated with camping by the creek. The City has opened its four winter overnight warming centers as it regularly does during periods of cold and wet weather. More information here: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1772

  • Tully Community Library – 880 Tully Road
  • Bascom Community Center – 1000 S. Bascom Avenue
  • Biblioteca Lationamericana – 921 S. 1st Street (ADA Accessible)
  • Washington United Youth Center – 921B S. 1st Street (Designated for Families)

Storm Update


According to the National Weather Service, winds are currently at their peak and will continue until 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 21. Winds may cause damage to trees and power lines.

Be Prepared

High stream flows in Coyote Creek could cause low-lying areas near Coyote Creek to flood. Peak flows from the Anderson Dam spillway are expected mid-morning Tuesday, and therefore would affect downstream areas of Coyote Creek later in the day.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to visit the Santa Clara Valley Water District for more information resources, http://www.valleywater.org/Services/FloodProtectionResources.aspx

As storm conditions change, the City will be posting additional updates.

Sandbags locations

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