San Jose residents rush to protect homes

SAN JOSE (KRON) — Residents in San Jose were acting fast to try to protect their homes from severe flooding Tuesday morning.

The Coyote Creek runs behind the homes on South 17th Street. The water has already reached most of the homes’ with low lying backyards.

In some cases, it is a lost cause with the creek level reaching 10 ft.

Many residents are utilizing sand bags to prevent or decrease flooding to their homes.

The creek has not risen this high since 1997.

One resident said she has lived in the area since the 1970s and has never seen the water reach this level.

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